House Advances Bills to Lower Premiums and Expand HSAs

Jul 25, 2018 | Olivia Hnat •

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 (H.R. 6311), introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), and the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 (H.R. 6199), introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS).

“Today, the People’s House led on two more solutions to give Americans more flexibility and control over their health care. Rep. Roskam and Rep. Jenkins’ bills will expand tax-favored health savings accounts, a popular option for consumers, to help people save and plan for their healthcare needs. Aimed at increasing choices and lowering costs, these solutions will boost people’s access to plans they like at a price they can afford.”

Note: Yesterday, the House also passed the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R.184), introduced by Rep. Erik Paulsen. Chair McMorris Rodgers said:

“I’m glad the People’s House took action today to permanently repeal the job-crushing medical device tax. We’ve already delayed this harmful Obamacare tax because there is bipartisan agreement that it will stifle innovation, eliminate jobs, and raise health care costs. A permanent and complete repeal is necessary to lower costs for patients and give our nation’s medical device innovators and manufacturers the certainty they need. Thank you, Rep. Erik Paulsen, for your continued leadership on this issue.”