WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Lowering Costs and Expanding Access to Health Care through Consumer-Directed Health Plans.” The hearing will examine trends in enrollment and demographics for health spending account holders and the benefits of consumer-directed health care. It will also examine policies designed to give more consumers access to tax-favored savings accounts, including Health Savings Accounts. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 11:00 AM.
Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Roskam said:
“Connecting consumers to their health care dollars through consumer-directed health plans is a proven way to reduce health care costs. New data shows that Health Savings Accounts continue to grow and are an important tool used by millions of Americans to reduce the ever-increasing burden of high health care costs. This Health Subcommittee hearing will examine how these accounts are working for Americans today and policies that could increase access to them. We look forward to hearing from our expert witnesses and hope that their testimony will inform our work to lower health care costs.”