Rep. Chip Roy released the following statement Wednesday regarding his new bill--H.R. 5596, the “Personalized Care Act”
Past approaches to fixing our healthcare system have led to an absurdly complicated and convoluted system based on political motivations - see examples such as the “Affordable Care Act,” which crippled the ability for Americans to gain access to healthcare in the name of health coverage.
The truth is the status quo is broken. Prices and spending levels continue to rise. The healthcare bureaucracy continues to grow. Americans are hurting because of it.
In order to fix our system, we need healthcare freedom. Therefore, I have introduced the Personalized Care Act, along with my House colleagues Reps. Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Senators Cruz [R-TX] and Braun [R-IN].
The Personalized Care Act will put millions of Americans in control of their healthcare choices by expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) - a mechanism necessary to creating healthcare freedom which will allow Americans to personalize their care. Under this bill, funds from HSAs can be used for options such as direct medical care, healthcare sharing ministries, medications, and insurance premiums.
No one should stand in the way of you and your doctor – this includes government and insurance bureaucrats. H.R. 5596, the Personalized Care Act, works to eliminate the growing healthcare bureaucracy by allowing individuals to control their healthcare dollars - tax free. Healthcare is personal, and Americans deserve a personalized approach.
The following organizations support H.R. 5596:
- Alliance of Healthcare Sharing Ministries
- DPC Action
- DPC Coalition,
- HSA Coalition
- HSA Council,
- Association of American Physicians and Surgeons