IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 5, 2017
Mr. Heller (for himself and Ms. Heitkamp) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
This Act may be cited as the
Native American Health Savings Improvement Act.
Individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance not disqualified from health savings accounts
Section 223(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
Special rule for individuals eligible for assistance under Indian Health Service programs
For purposes of subparagraph (A)(ii), an individual shall not be treated as covered under a health plan described in such subparagraph merely because the individual receives hospital care or medical services under a medical care program of the Indian Health Service or of a tribal organization.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.