House Passes Moolenaar's Native American Health Savings Improvement Act

June 21, 2016
Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation introduced by Congressman John Moolenaar (R-Midland).

The Native Americans Health Savings Improvement Act (H.R. 5452) improves access to federal Health Savings Accounts for Native Americans who receive services at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities.

Under current law, Native Americans are not able to contribute to their own Health Savings Accounts for three months after receiving care at an Indian Health Service facility.

The waiting period is eliminated by Congressman Moolenaar’s legislation.

Congressman Moolenaar released the following statement:

“This meaningful legislation will eliminate a burdensome regulation that prevents Native Americans from saving their money for their own health care choices and it will benefit Native Americans in Michigan's Fourth Congressional District.

"No one likes to endure a long wait at the doctor's office and no one should to have wait three months before being allowed to contribute to their own HSA.

“Eliminating this unnecessary government burden promotes health savings and patient-centered care for all Native Americans.”

Here is a link to video of Congressman Moolenaar's remarks on the House floor about his legislation: https://youtu.be/Ma_83QPZ4Kw

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