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H.R. 6311: Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6311 expands access and use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and lowers premiums on health care plans. A section-by-section of the bill is below:

Section 1. Short Title; Table of Contents

Sec. 2. Carryforward of Health Flexible Spending Arrangement Account Balances This provision allows Flexible Spending Account (FSA) balances to be carried over to the succeeding plan year so long as the balance in an account does not exceed three times the annual FSA contribution limit.

Sec. 3. Individuals Entitled to Part A of Medicare By Reason of ...

Sponsor and status

Peter Roskam

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2018
Length: 12 pages
Introduced:

Jul 6, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 25, 2018

This bill passed in the House on July 25, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

32% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 6311 will add $6.5 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

Jul 6, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 19, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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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.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 6311 is 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.

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