Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy Robyn Boerstling released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 6199, the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, and H.R. 6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018:
These important reforms will help make quality, affordable health care more accessible for manufacturers, manufacturing workers and all Americans, said Boerstling. Further delaying Obamacare’s onerous Health Insurance Tax will prevent unnecessary cost increases for workers and retirees, and manufacturers hope to see Congress take action in the future to fully repeal this provision. The changes contained in these bills to health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts will help lower costs and give patients added flexibility to seek and pay for the care that’s right for them. Manufacturers urge the Senate to take up these important reforms, along with the House-passed repeal of the Medical Device Tax, to provide manufacturers and manufacturing workers more certainty and relief.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.