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H.R. 6301 (115th): Promoting High-Value Health Care Through Flexibility for High Deductible Health Plans Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2018 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 6301


June 29, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Thompson of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide high deductible health plans with first dollar coverage flexibility.


First dollar coverage flexibility for high deductible health plans


In general

Section 223(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:


First dollar coverage flexibility


In general

Such plan shall not fail to be treated as a high deductible health plan by reason of failing to have a deductible for not more than $250 of specified services (twice such amount in the case of family coverage) during a plan year.


Specified services

For purposes of this subparagraph, the term specified services means, with respect to a plan, services other than preventive care (within the meaning of subparagraph (C)) identified under the terms of the plan as being services to which clause (i) applies.



Inflation adjustment

Section 223(g)(1) of such Code is amended—


by striking and (c)(2)(A) and inserting , (c)(2)(A), and (c)(2)(E); and


in subparagraph (B), by striking clause (ii) and inserting clauses (ii) and (iii) in clause (i), by striking and at the end of clause (i), by striking the period at the end of clause (ii) and inserting , and, and by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:


in the case of the dollar amount in subsection (c)(2)(E), calendar year 2017.



Effective date

The amendments made by this subsection shall apply with respect to plan years beginning after December 31, 2018.