A Health Savings Account (HSA) Primer

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are an important tool to help patients regain control over their medical spending by letting them keep some of the money they would otherwise send directly to the government or insurance company. In this podcast with Michael Ostrolenk, Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform gives an overview of how HSAs work to benefit taxpayers. He also explains some of the recent negative changes made to HSAs by ObamaCare and what is being done to strengthen them, including Senator Orrin Hatch’s proposed Family and Retirement Health Investment Act of 2011 – S 1098.

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ObamaCare, Corporate Welfare, & Revolving Door Lobbying

President Obama fashions himself a scourge on special interests, yet the corporate and union lobby influence is ubiquitous in his “hallmark” legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  In this podcast with Michael Ostrolenk, Timothy P. Carney, formerly of Human Events [amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]0471789070[/amazon-product] [amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]1596986123[/amazon-product] and protege to the legendary journalist Bob Novak, and now Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner, exposes the features written into ObamaCare to benefit the well-connected special interests at the expense of American citizens as a whole. Drug company and big insurance lobbyists “at the table” extracted corporate welfare trophies like limits on HSA drug purchases to prescription, rather than over-the-counter, drugs, expanded Medicare prescription drug subsidies, and not to mention the individual mandate to buy health insurance.   And now that the bill has become law, the Congressional staffers that wrote the bill have fled their government jobs for the  “Great Health Care Cash-out”  to lobby for corporate-friendly implementation regulations of the provisions of the PPACA.  Listen to learn more about the shocking truths about how big government and special interests are colluding to control the agenda in DC for the benefit of both parties and the detriment of our liberties.