H.R. 436 (112th): Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012

Jan 25, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Erik Paulsen
Representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
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Jun 12, 2012
8 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 7, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 25, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2011
Reported by Committee May 31, 2012
Passed House Jun 07, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.


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Jun 07, 2012 5:04 p.m.
Passed 270/146

240 cosponsors (229R, 11D) (show)

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6/7/2012--Passed House amended.
Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) repeal the excise tax on medical devices;
(2) repeal restrictions on payments from health savings accounts, Archer medical savings accounts, and health flexible spending and reimbursement arrangements to only prescription drugs or insulin (thus allowing distributions from such accounts for over-the-counter drugs);
(3) allow amounts in a flexible spending arrangement (FSA), up to $500, that are not spent for medical care to be distributed to the FSA participant as taxable income after the close of a plan year (currently, such unspent amounts are forfeited); and
(4) repeal the limitation on the recapture of advance payments of the tax credit for health insurance premium assistance that exceed the allowable credit amount for a taxable year.

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