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Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor the Health Freedom for Seniors Act

Dear FreedomWorks member,

As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 3819, the Health Freedom for Seniors Act. Introduced by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), the bill would allow seniors currently forced to take required Minimum Distributions from their retirement accounts (IRA, 401 (k)s, etc.) to instead roll that amount tax-free into an existing Health Savings Account. The Health Freedom for Seniors Act will expand the use of HSAs and increase an individual’s power over their own health care decisions.

Seniors must have more freedom to control their own health care decisions. Under current law, those who reach age 70 and one-half are forced to begin making “required minimum distributions” (RMDs) from IRAs and 401(k) plans. Anyone eligible for Medicare is not permitted to establish an HSA. The Health Freedom for Seniors Act would change this to allow seniors to be able to roll tax-advantaged savings account balances between different types of accounts.

One size does not fit all in health care. Seniors should be permitted to rollover their RMDs into an HSA. The Health Freedom for Seniors Act would give seniors more options while saving taxpayers’ money. HSAs let consumers control more of their health care decisions. It allows Americans to save tax-free dollars to pay for medical expenses and save for future health care costs. The accounts save money because high-deductible insurance is less expensive than low-deductible insurance.

Seniors should be eligible to enroll in an HSA. This bill would give seniors more freedom while savings taxpayers money. I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.R. 3819, the Health Freedom for Seniors Act today.


Matt Kibbe
President and CEO
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Rocky Bensch

Comment on this post...The trouble with HSAs is that the administrators suck your acct. dry w/ Hidden Fees & Charges, for just Having the acct.

Robert Paxton

Individuals do not see exactly how you can easily extend care to individuals who do not now have it without harming folks who do have it now. I think Obama ignored, as did Clinton, the sensitivity of individuals to exactly what they see as an effort to make them share the healthcare with unsatisfactory individuals. People see it appropriately. "Healthcare reform" is news speak for redistribution. Individuals do not wish to "share" their specialist-- they desire his undivided attention. They do not desire the exceptional facilities such as <" Carolina drug rehabs</a> near their house to be moved far away in order to also out "health care variations." They do not desire funds utilized for treating for their youngster's unusual cancer to be moved into purchasing others birth control.