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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Tax Implications of ObamaCare

Ryan Ellis, Tax Policy Director of Americans for Tax Reform, discusses the 19 tax-increases and new taxes created by the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Despite President Obama’s pledge to not increase taxes for families making less than 250k per year, they are affected by 7 of the taxes increased or created by ObamaCare.