CHPA applauds Representatives Curtis and Gottheimer for introducing bipartisan legislation that would make dietary supplements eligible expenses under tax-preferred flexible spending arrangements or health savings accounts.
As noted in last week’s Weekly Voice, late last week Representatives John Curtis (R-Utah) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 5214, legislation to allow consumers to use HSA and FSA accounts to purchase dietary supplements. This past March, CHPA hosted official meetings with both members of Congress separately to help build relationships and discuss our priorities. This legislation is a direct result of those conversations. Both representatives are leaders in the 60-Member Problem Solvers Caucus, made up of centrist members of Congress, so their leadership on this issue is important.
Perhaps the most precious commodity on Capitol Hill is time. This is only exacerbated over the summer, when congressional recesses are common around the Fourth of July and then, again, in August. Therefore, when Congress is in, there is a scramble to address pressing concerns and “must pass” legislative issues.
During this episode, get a behind-the-scenes look at CHPA’s policy priorities and the role that the new Congress plays in shaping healthcare from CHPA’s Federal Government Affairs Vice President Marc Schloss and Director Taylor Holgate.