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The Helping Everyone Access Long Term Healthcare (HEALTH) Act Introduced by Congressman Daniel Webster

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023
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This AMAC supported bill offers healthcare providers a tax deduction for pro-bono health services.

Washington: Earlier today, Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL-11) introduced the Helping Everyone Access Long Term Healthcare (HEALTH) Act (H.R. 2986). This bill offers a new solution to provide healthcare services to low-income families and has the potential to help Medicaid and CHIP programs save on costs. Medicaid-insured patients often struggle to find primary care doctors able to accept them as new patients. In many cases, this leaves emergency care as the only option for patients to receive care for non-acute reasons such as strep throat. The HEALTH Act would allow doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide pro-bono healthcare services to low-income individuals, including children in the CHIP program, and receive a simple charitable tax deduction instead of billing these programs. Participating physicians and medical personnel would receive a tax deduction for the value of the service performed, which would significantly reduce the amount of burdensome paperwork for smaller practices. This bill would create more time in physicians’ busy schedules to see new Medicaid patients, allowing patients to receive proper preventative care from non-emergency healthcare facilities.

Bob Carlstrom, President of AMAC Action, applauded the bill’s introduction, “The healthcare system is struggling right now. Nobody wants to admit it, but Medicaid in particular is not a perfect system. It is confusing and complex, oftentimes not working in the patient’s favor as well as it could. Both doctors and patients need more options when it comes to long-term care, and this bill provides exactly that. I believe this bill is a solution that utilizes the natural talents and generosity of doctors across the country. AMAC encourages legislators to co-sponsor this important legislation.”

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s efforts, a significant number of citizens are without a primary care physician. At the same time, the ballooning costs of Medicaid are exacerbating state and federal budgets. Over 7 million potential patients will be able to benefit from the HEALTH Act. The concept for the HEALTH Act was originally conceived by AMAC founder Dan Weber. AMAC Action is committed to promoting the HEALTH Act, which will help in-need patients seek better options for care while honoring Dan Weber’s legacy.

If enacted, Congressman Webster’s proposal would help millions of individuals receive long-term quality healthcare while saving the government billions of dollars.

Send an email to your Representative and urge them to cosponsor the HEALTH Act!

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1 year ago

I thought they promised that Obamacare was going to take care of everyone’s everything!! I guess they have figured out that was just another liberal lie!!!

Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
1 year ago

Never forget the “fecal” touch of all government programs. Everything the Federal Government touches immediately turns to…………….

Ann S
Ann S
1 year ago

I don’t know if this will actually work. Will drs charge more than the treatment warranted. I would need to read more about the bill to form an educated opinion. On paper it always looks good while in practice not so much. The ADA has a lot of problems as well.
There are too many politician that want their own pork barrel added to these bills.
My hope is this works and fraud can be prevented.

1 year ago

Interesting article, I’d rather see Clinics and Doctors receive a “Tax credit” rather than a tax deduction for their services.

1 year ago

Can this apply to Medicare? I can say the same issues apply with trying to find a primary care physician.

We are left to go to Urgent Care and the ER as our only options.

Medicare should also be part of this bill because so far any doctors who “take Medicare” don’t seem to know how to code correctly to state that “this is a medical necessity“ which Medicare will not cover, unless it is stated that way.

Sadly, we  had to pay a primary care physician, who refused to correctly code as “medically necessary“.

Medicare did tell us that if they would code correctly, they would cover it.

This is a big issue for Medicare recipients. We pay a lot of money monthly, not knowing if anything is going to be covered correctly or not.

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