e-Update: Giving Families Health Care Flexibility, Freedom


2013-03-19 15:50:29
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm> Senator Johanns e-Update March 19, 2013 Today, I introduced a bill <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dPressReleases%26amp%3bContentRec ord_id%3da41af1f1-0b83-464f-904c-79582fd08e3b> that would return to Americans and their families the freedom to manage their own health care costs and to plan ahead for their health spending needs. My bill would repeal the $2,500 account contribution cap in the President's health care law, which limits how individuals can use their own flexible spending accounts (FSA) to purchase health care products. A second provision in my bill would repeal a requirement that patients using their health savings account (HSA) or FSA must obtain a prescription before purchasing over-the counter medications. HSAs and FSAs are cost-efficient, consumer-driven accounts that give individuals an incentive to save money for health care expenses, encourage wise spending, and empower them to make their own health care decisions without constraints from insurers and employers. When the President's health care law is fully implemented, an individual who wants to use their own account dollars to buy aspirin or hay-fever medicine will need a doctor's prescription. This is not health care reform, it's more unnecessary burdens for patients and doctors that show the rushed and backward nature of many provisions in the law. Although I continue to believe full repeal is needed, the bill I introduced today will take one of many needed steps to rein in this damaging law. I look forward to working with my colleagues towards implementing health care policies that give families the flexibility and freedom they deserve when making their health care choices. Click <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fj ohanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dEmailSenatorJohanns> here <johanns.senate.gov/public/ to leave your remarks for Senator Johanns. Stay in touch with Senator Johanns on <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.facebook.com%2fMikeJohanns> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790&redirect=https%3a%2f%2f twitter.com%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorMikeJohanns%3ffeature%3dmhee> To unsubscribe, email xxx ate. gov . <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_johanns-iq/ iqtrk.gif?crop=18396.62763398.12227728.14749790>


Senator Johanns e-Update
March 19, 2013

Today,  that would return to Americans and their families the freedom to manage their own health care costs and to plan ahead for their health spending needs. My bill would repeal the $2,500 account contribution cap in the President’s health care law, which limits how individuals can use their own flexible spending accounts (FSA) to purchase health care products. A second provision in my bill would repeal a requirement that patients using their health savings account (HSA) or FSA must obtain a prescription before purchasing over-the counter medications.

HSAs and FSAs are cost-efficient, consumer-driven accounts that give individuals an incentive to save money for health care expenses, encourage wise spending, and empower them to make their own health care decisions without constraints from insurers and employers. When the President’s health care law is fully implemented, an individual who wants to use their own account dollars to buy aspirin or hay-fever medicine will need a doctor’s prescription. This is not health care reform, it’s more unnecessary burdens for patients and doctors that show the rushed and backward nature of many provisions in the law. Although I continue to believe full repeal is needed, the bill I introduced today will take one of many needed steps to rein in this damaging law.

I look forward to working with my colleagues towards implementing health care policies that give families the flexibility and freedom they deserve when making their health care choices. 

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