Below is a summary of key Health Savings Account (HSA) provisions included in each bill:
The next step is that these bills will move onto the Senate where 60 votes will be needed. This may be a difficult challenge. While most, if not all of the 51 Senate Republicans would likely vote in favor of these bills, Democratic leadership is likely to oppose the two bills. Many Democrats believe that expanding HSAs and other types of free market healthcare are an attack on the Affordable Car e Act (ACA). There’s also the upcoming midterm elections which may delay any swift action on these bills. At the same time, there was some bipartisan support from House members. Twelve Democrats voted to pass HR 6311 and 46 Democrats voted for HR 6199.