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house Bill H.R. 1495

Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 12th, 2009

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Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make health care coverage more accessible and affordable.


Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) revise the tax credit for the health insurance costs of a taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and dependents to increase the amount of, and expand eligibility criteria for, such credit; (2) permit up to $500 of unused health benefits under a health flexible spending arrangement to be carried over to a succeeding plan year or paid directly to an employee as compensation; (3) revise the tax deduction for payments to a health savings account to eliminate the requirement for coverage under a high deductible health plan; and (4) repeal the 7.5% threshold limitation on the tax deduction of medical and dental expenses.

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