Washington, D.C. ­– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1270, the Restoring Access to Medication Act:

“Obamacare has increased health care costs across America, and even when people have health insurance they face high premiums and limited networks that stretch budgets to the breaking point. The American people won’t have access to affordable and quality care until we replace Obamacare with the plan outlined in the House’s Better Way initiative. But in the meantime, people still need relief. This bill expands the use of tax-favored health savings accounts (HSAs) to cover more of people’s health care needs, including over-the-counter medications, while also increasing the amount people can contribute to their HSAs each year. With improved HSAs, those who struggle to pay growing health care costs can more easily save for and cover expenses.”