Friday, November 27, 2009

Plan to Restrict Health Accounts Will Hurt the Disabled, Critics Warn

November 25, 2009
By Judson Berger

Families with special-needs children and people with chronic illnesses stand to lose hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in tax benefits under proposed health care reform legislation, critics say, warning that a plan to cap the amount of money people can put into special "flexible spending" health accounts will have "cruel" and "unintended consequences."

The Senate and House health care bills both include a revenue-raising provision that would cap at $2,500 the amount of money workers can put into flexible spending accounts. The accounts, used by millions, allow workers to store pre-tax dollars to cover out-of-pocket health care expenses during the year. the rest

Charles Krauthammer: Kill the bills. Do health reform right.


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