What Is a Health Savings Account?

January 25, 2017

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Leading GOP alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rely on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), which do little or nothing to help the uninsured afford coverage but offer high-income people lucrative tax-sheltering opportunities.

Under current law, people in a high-deductible health plan - meaning a deductible of at least $2,600 for a family, which applies to virtually all services except preventive care - may establish an HSA to save for out-of-pocket health expenses.