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H.R. 6309 - To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals entitled to Medicare Part A by reason of being over age 65 to contribute to health savings accounts.

Sponsor: Erik Paulsen (R)
Introduced: 2018-07-06
Bill Status: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 659.
 

Allowing Working Seniors to Keep Their Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individuals who are entitled to receive hospital insurance benefits under Medicare Part A because they are age 65 or older to contribute to health savings accounts.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6309


    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals entitled to Medicare Part A by reason of being over age 65 to contribute to health savings accounts.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 6, 2018

    Mr. Paulsen introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals entitled to Medicare Part A by reason of being over age 65 to contribute to health savings accounts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Individuals over age 65 entitled to part A of Medicare allowed to contribute to health savings accounts.

(a) In general.—Section 223(c)(1)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “and” at the end of clause (ii), by striking the period at the end of clause (iii) and inserting “, and”, and by adding at the end the following new clause:

“(iv) entitlement to hospital insurance benefits under part A of title XVIII of the Social Security Act by reason of section 226(a) of such Act.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 223(b)(7) of such Code is amended by inserting “(other than an entitlement to benefits described in subsection (c)(1)(B)(iv))” after “Social Security Act”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this subsection shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2018, in taxable years ending after such date.


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