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H.R. 2177: Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 9, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2177

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 9, 2019

(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

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act of 2019.

2.

Members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts

(a)

In general

Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(i)

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.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.