H. R. 2177
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 9, 2019
Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Smucker, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Walker, Mr. Palmer, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Babin, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Mr. Allen, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Lamborn, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Kinzinger, Mr. Massie, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mrs. Rodgers of Washington, and Mr. Smith of Nebraska) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts.
This Act may be cited as the
Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act of 2019.
Members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts
Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Application to health care sharing ministries
For purposes of this section, membership in a health care sharing ministry (as defined in section 5000A(d)(2)(B)(ii)) shall be treated as coverage under a high deductible health plan.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.