H.R.6199: Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018

About This Bill

Bill Cosponsors

3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Bill Summary

Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2018 This bill repeals provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that limit payments for medications from health savings accounts, medical savings accounts, health flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements to only prescription drugs or insulin (thus allowing distributions from such accounts for over-the-counter drugs)....

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Statement of Administration Policy

The administration supports this legislation and has recommended the president sign it.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 31 statements associated with H.R.6199.

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 26, 2018
Received in the Senate.
July 25, 2018

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 277 - 142 (Roll no. 377).

July 25, 2018
Considered as unfinished business.
July 25, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1012.
July 25, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 25, 2018
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 6199, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Blumenauer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 6199 until later in the legislative day.
July 25, 2018
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
July 25, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6199.
July 25, 2018
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6199. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6199 under a closed rule. Additionally, the rule provides for proceedings for the period from July 27, 2018 through September 3, 2018
July 25, 2018

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 277 - 142 (Roll no. 377). (text: CR H7651-7653)

July 25, 2018
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7667)
July 25, 2018
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1012. (consideration: CR H7651-7658; H7667)
July 24, 2018
Rule H. Res. 1012 passed House.
July 23, 2018
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1012 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6199. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 6199 under a closed rule. Additionally, the rule provides for proceedings for the period from July 27, 2018 through September 3, 2018
July 19, 2018
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 658.
July 19, 2018
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 115-850.
July 11, 2018
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 10.
July 11, 2018
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 22, 2018
Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
June 22, 2018

Introduced in the House by Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.)

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