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Bill to Allow Health Savings Accounts to Pay for Home Care Introduced in Congress

Tuesday, June 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
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June 4, 2019, NAHC Report 

 

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to improve access to home care services. The bipartisan bill (H.R. 2878), introduced by Representatives Katie Porter (D-CA), Adrian Smith (R-NE), John Larson (D-CT), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN), would allow disbursements of health savings account (HSA) funds to be eligible for qualified home care services. Specifically, those services include assistance for activities of daily living.

To be considered “qualified home care” a minimum of three of the specified services must be contracted for.

“I’ve heard from older constituents in California’s 45th Congressional District about the importance of staying in their own homes while receiving care,” Congresswoman Porter said. “I’m proud to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle on this legislation that would allow older Americans the freedom to put more of their own money into homecare.”


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