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How US Tax Reform Affects Patients with Chronic Illness

It was messy, but it is finally done and over with! On December 22, 2017 the tax reform bill, or 'a giant tax cut ' as President Trump calls it, has finally been passed by both houses and has been signed into a law.

It is not immediately obvious how the tax plan impacts patients with chronic illnesses. Views in the media are often tainted by the political prism through which the commentators tend to look at this issue. Plus there is limited discussion of the specific provisions that can affect patients with chronic illnesses.

In this post, I am outlining some of the major provisions of the final bill that may affect chronically ill patients. Bear in mind that I am not a professional in accounting and taxation. However, I seem to have had more than my fair share of tax problems and as a result, I have become overfamiliar with the IRS website and publications.

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Top 10 Gift Ideas under $100 for Chronic Pain Patients in 2017-2018

Are you looking for holiday gifts for your loved ones who are suffering with chronic pain? Or are you living with chronic pain and have no idea what to tell your friends and family when they ask you about your holiday wish list.
Here is a list of gift ideas categorised into various groups that I have compiled based on my own experience and that of the patients that I interact with.
Top 10 Gift Ideas Under $100 for Chronic Pain Patients
iReliev TENS + EMS $79.95Legoyo Far Infrared Heating Pad $ 99.99 Shiastu Neck Massager $44.99Gel Seat Cushion Conformax Airmax $ 96.25Tablet Stand Levo G2 $79.99Sdadi Adjustable Table $ 59.99Memory Foam Wedge Pillow Aeris $77.9Miracle Back Pillow $77Penguin Wireless Ergonomic Mouse $ 74.98Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium$ 99.99
Time Saving Shopping Tip : As you go through this article, keep on adding any of the items you like to your Amazon cart via the product links. Once you are done, have another pass at the list to check what you really would like to …

YouTube Video Reviews of Gift Ideas for Chronic Pain Patients

Are you looking for holiday gifts for your loved ones who are suffering with chronic pain? Or are you living with chronic pain and have no idea what to tell your friends and family when they ask you about your holiday wish list.

Here is a list of YouTube video reviews of the gift ideas that I have mentioned in the blog post here. For more convenience, you may want to read  that blog post and then follow the links for the video review of each particular item to navigate back to this page.

TENS HEALTHMATE $29.99



Mind & Body Microwaveable Moist Heat Wrap $19.99



Body Back Buddy $ 34.95




Tablift Tablet Stand




iReliev TENS + EMS Pain Relief $79.99





Shaistu Neck Relief Massager $44.99





Levo G2 Tablet Stand $79.99



Miracle Back Pillow $77.90


Aeris Memory Foam Wedge Pillow $77.90


SDADI OVERBED / MEDICAL TABLE $59.99 



Penguin Ergonomic Vertical Mouse $74.98