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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

6/26/2003--Passed House without amendment.(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)Health Savings and Affordability Act of 2003 ... Read more >

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Jun 25, 2003

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Jun 26, 2003
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2596”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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Jun 26, 2003 6:55 p.m.
Passed 237/191

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 1 (Related)
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 8, 2003

H.Res. 299 (Caused-Action)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) to amend title XVIII of the ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 26, 2003

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