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S. 1089: Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.

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Sponsor and status

Pat Roberts

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Kansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Apr 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 9, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 9, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Senator Roberts Applauds Senate Passage of the CARES Act
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Sponsor) on Mar 25, 2020

Senator Pat Roberts OTC Legislation and Priority Zoonotic Animal Drug Designation Included in Coronavirus Phase III Package
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Sponsor) on Mar 22, 2020

Sens. Roberts, King Introduce Bill to Allow Purchase of Over-the-Counter Drugs Using Health Savings Accounts
    — Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] (Sponsor) on Apr 10, 2019

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Apr 9, 2019

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S. 1089 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1089. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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