H.R. 5936 (111th): Restoring Assistance for Families’ and Seniors’ Health Expenses Act of 2010

Jul 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
David Reichert
Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district
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Jul 29, 2010
4 pages
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This bill was introduced on July 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 29, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 29, 2010
Full Title

To repeal limitations imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on health-related tax benefits under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and to treat high deductible health plans as qualified health plans under such Act.


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2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)

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Restoring Assistance for Families' and Seniors' Health Expenses Act of 2010 - Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that:
(1) increase from 7.5% to 10% the adjusted gross income threshold for claiming the tax deduction for medical expenses;
(2) restrict payments from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending arrangements for medications solely to prescription drugs or insulin;
(3) increase to 20% the penalty for distributions from a health savings or Archer medical savings account not used for qualified medical expenses; and
(4) limit to $2,500 the annual salary reduction contribution to a health flexible spending arrangement under a cafeteria plan.
Amends PPACA to treat a high deductible health plan as a qualified health plan under such Act.

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