Federal - HR 1185

RAISE Health Benefits Act of 2015

Introduced

February 27, 2015

Description

This legislation makes three common sense changes to the current Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) structure to give families a greater degree of control of their out-of-pocket health care expenses.

  • First, it allows families to carry over all unused funds from year to year, providing the ability to plan and save for major expenditures.
  • Second, the bill raises the savings cap from $2,500 to $5,000 per year.
  • Lastly, it allows for an additional $500 to be added to the cap for each dependent beyond two. 

Health FSAs allow consumers to set aside pretax dollars to pay for health care services and items not covered by insurance--including dental services. Hundreds of thousands of Americans – many of whom have middle-class incomes – rely on medical FSAs to cover out-of-pocket health care costs for themselves and their families. 

Our Position

Support

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 78

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  • Sept. 21, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Flores, (R-Texas)Guthrie, (R-Ky.)
  • June 9, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Love, (R-Utah)
  • May 16, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Byrne, (R-Ala.)
  • May 3, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Jenkins, E. (R-W.Va.)
    Heck, J. (R-Nev.)Pearce, (R-N.M.)
  • April 13, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)
    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
  • March 15, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Hastings, (D-Fla.)Shuster, Bill (R-Pa.)
    Guinta, (R-N.H.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Trott, (R-Mich.)
  • March 3, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Duncan, John (R-Tenn.)Pingree, (D-Maine)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)Meng, (D-N.Y.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
  • Oct. 21, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Dold, (R-Ill.)
  • Sept. 10, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Walorski, (R-Ind.)Yoder, (R-Kan.)
  • July 27, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Roe, (R-Tenn.)
  • July 9, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)
  • June 23, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Tipton, (R-Colo.)
  • June 9, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
  • June 1, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Esty, (D-Conn.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Joyce, (R-Ohio)
  • May 14, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Massie, (R-Ky.)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)
  • May 5, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 15

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Comstock, (R-Va.)Jones, (R-N.C.)
    Barr, (R-Ky.)Costello, (R-Pa.)McKinley, (R-W.Va.)
    Beatty, (D-Ohio)DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)Meehan, (R-Pa.)
    Bishop, R. (R-Utah)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    Bustos, (D-Ill.)Jolly, (R-Fla.)Thompson, B. (D-Miss.)
  • March 18, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Duffy, (R-Wis.)
  • March 3, 2015 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Burgess, (R-Texas)Ribble, (R-Wis.)
  • Feb. 27, 2015 — Original cosponsor(s): 21

    Ashford, (D-Neb.)Fudge, (D-Ohio)Peterson, C. (D-Minn.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Gosar, (R-Ariz.)Poliquin, (R-Maine)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Hanna, (R-N.Y.)Schock, (R-Ill.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Harper, (R-Miss.)Simpson, M. (R-Idaho)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)
    Delaney, (D-Md.)Kelly, (R-Pa.)Tiberi, (R-Ohio)
    Fincher, (R-Tenn.)Lujan Grisham, M. (D-N.M.)Zinke, (R-Mont.)
  • Feb. 27, 2015 — Read twice and referred to: House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H1499