H.R.1495 - Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make health care coverage more accessible and affordable. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make health care coverage more accessible and affordable. as introduced.
  • Short: Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) revise the tax credit for the health insurance costs of a taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and dependents to increase the amount of, and expand eligibility criteria for, such credit; (2) permit up t

Official Summary

Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) revise the tax credit for the health insurance costs of a taxpayer, the taxpayer's spouse, and dependents to increase the amount of, and expand eligibility criteria for, such credit;
(2) permit up to $500 of unused health benefits under a health flexible spending arrangement to be carried over to a succeeding plan year or paid directly to an employee as compensation;
(3) revise the tax deduction for payments to a health savings account to eliminate the requirement for coverage under a high deductible health plan; and
(4) repeal the 7.5% threshold limitation on the tax deduction of medical and dental expenses.

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