H.R. 2596 (108th): Health Savings and Affordability Act of 2003

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction to individuals for amounts contributed to health savings security accounts and health savings accounts, to provide for the disposition of unused health benefits in cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements, and for other purposes.

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Jun 25, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 26, 2003 but was never passed by the Senate.


William “Bill” Thomas

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2003
Length: 55 pages


Jun 25, 2003

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Jun 26, 2003
Passed House

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H.R. 2596 (108th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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