(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after voting for the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 (H.R. 6311) and the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018 (H.R. 6199):
“Obamacare’s flawed policies and regulations have left Americans stuck with health care choices that continue to climb in cost and decrease in number year after year. Americans want an off-ramp from Obamacare that will enable them to have access to affordable health care options that give individuals and families greater choice to make decisions that are best for them.
“One of the ways to give Americans more affordable health care options is to expand the ability of Americans to use health savings accounts (HSAs), which allow families to set aside their money on a pre-tax basis to use for qualified health care costs. HSAs empower individuals and families to make health care decisions that best fit their needs and budget. These bills will provide more affordable health care options by making it possible for greater numbers of Americans to contribute more money to an HSA while also giving more flexibility to families and individuals on how they can spend their funds.”