Washington, DC – This week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) and her House colleagues passed reforms that address rising healthcare costs and increase access to quality care.

“In addition to my work to fund community health centers, provide a 10-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and repeal the medical device tax, I was pleased to support these important reforms this week,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The bills I supported delay the Health Insurance Tax, which increases premiums by 3 percent; expand access to Health Savings Accounts; and lower costs on over the counter drugs. All of these bipartisan reforms will help families in our district better access their healthcare needs. I will continue to lead in Congress on building a 21st century healthcare system for the North Country.”

The bills Rep. Stefanik helped pass this week include:

H.R. 6199 – H.R. 6199 provides relief from the Affordable Care Act tax on over-the-counter medications and modernizes health savings accounts (HSAs) to meet health care needs of today.

and

H.R. 6311 – H.R. 6311 expands access and use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), lowers premiums on health care plans, and delays the Health Insurance Tax until 2021.

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