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house Bill H.R. 2820

Health Equity Act of 2013

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Health Equity Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for equity relating to medical costs.


Health Equity Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) make permanent the tax deduction allowed to self-employed individuals for health insurance costs; (2) allow a new tax deduction for the health care insurance costs of a taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and dependents; and (3) expand the tax deduction for medical expenses to include costs for a membership in a fitness program or athletic club, fitness equipment, or weight loss program up to $1,200 in a taxable year and allow tax-free reimbursements for such expenses up to $1,200 a year under flexible spending arrangements and health reimbursement arrangements.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 24th, 2013

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