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H.R. 6199 (115th): Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6199 provides relief from the Affordable Care Act tax on over-the-counter medications and modernizes health savings accounts (HSAs). A section-by-section of the bill is below:

Sec 1. Short Title; Table of Contents

Sec. 2. First Dollar Coverage Flexibility for High Deductible Health Plans Health plans can provide coverage for services before the deductible is met up to $250 a year for an individual and $500 a year for family coverage. This change will allow insurers to provide coverage for and incentivize the use of high-value services that can ...

Sponsor and status

Lynn Jenkins

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 20 pages
Introduced
Jun 22, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

House Passes Meng Legislation Permitting Menstrual Hygiene Products to be Purchased with Health Flexible Spending Accounts
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 27, 2018

Separated Children Held in Pleasant Hill Reunited with Their Parents
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA11] on Jul 30, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - July 27, 2018
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Jul 30, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 6199 will be negligible.

History

Jun 22, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 19, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Jul 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 6199 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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