Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Katie Porter (D-CA) reintroduced the bipartisan Homecare for Seniors Act. The Homecare for Seniors Act would allow seniors to utilize Health Savings Account (HSAs) for homecare services including meal preparation, bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, continence, and medication adherence.
The members released the following statements:
“Seniors and their family caregivers should have the power to utilize their health savings accounts in a manner that meets their care needs,” said Rep. Smith. “This legislation would simply allow seniors to use their HSA funds for homecare services. Representative Porter has been a strong leader on this issue, and I thank her for partnering with me on this legislation.”
“Congress should empower seniors to live with dignity, whether they choose to age at home or join a dedicated community,” said Rep. Porter. “Our bipartisan legislation gives Americans who need homecare more flexibility to use their own savings to get the care they need, so seniors can age in place, connected with their existing support networks.”
Original cosponsors of the Homecare for Seniors Act include Reps. Mike Flood (R-NE), Paul Tonko (D-CA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Dan Meuser (R-PA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Troy Balderson (R-OH).