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H.R. 4716 (116th): I CAN Act


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 17, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4716

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 17, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Sewell of Alabama) 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 provide a safe harbor for high deductible health plans without a deductible for certain inhalers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Inhaler Coverage and Access Now Act or as the I CAN Act.

2.

Safe harbor for high deductible health plans without deductible for certain inhalers

(a)

In general

Section 223(c)(2)(C) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(1)

by striking for preventive care and inserting

for one or more of the following:

(i)

Preventive care

, and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new clause:

(ii)

Inhalers for treatment of any chronic lung disease (and any medicine or drug which is delivered through such inhaler for treatment of such disease).

.

(b)

Conforming amendment

The heading for section 223(c)(2)(C) of such Code is amended by striking preventive care deductible and inserting certain deductibles.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this subsection shall apply to months beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.