Homecare for Seniors Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would make it possible for patients to use a health savings account (HSA) for home care services. The bill, H.R. 6813 or the Homecare for Seniors Act, was introduced on September 13 and is sponsored by U.S. Representatives Sam Johnson (R-Texas) and John Larson (D-Connecticut). It would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax-free distributions from HSAs to cover qualified home care services.

The term “qualified home care” means a contract that provides three or more services to a patient such as assistance with eating, toileting, bathing, dressing, and/or assistance with continence or medication adherence, according to the bill text.

Rep. Johnson and Rep. Larson are both members of the House Committee on Way and Means. The Homecare for Seniors Act was referred to that committee. 

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