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H.R. 4716: I CAN Act

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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a safe harbor for high deductible health plans without a deductible for certain inhalers.

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Sponsor and status

TJ Cox

Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Oct 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on Oct 23, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on October 23, 2019.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Representative TJ Cox Calls for May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month”
    — Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA21] (Sponsor) on May 12, 2020

House Passes Rep. Hayes Legislation To Combat Teen Tobacco Epidemic In Connecticut And Remove Barriers To Colorectal Cancer Screening
    — Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5] on Mar 2, 2020

Larson Votes for Legislation to Address Youth Vaping
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] on Oct 23, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 4716 will be negligible.


Oct 17, 2019

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Oct 23, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Feb 21, 2020
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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