Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Health Savings Accounts

Senate_32The Subcommittee on Health Care of the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Health Savings Accounts: The Experience So Far.  These are the witnesses scheduled to testify:

  • Robert Carroll, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis, U.S. Treasury Department
  • John Dicken, Director, Health Care Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Joseph V. Knight, Chief Financial Officer, Setpoint Systems, Ogden, UT
  • Sara R. Collins, Assistant VP, Program for the Future of Health Insurance, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY
  • John C. Goodman, President and CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis, Washington, D.C.
  • Eric C. Beittel, Enders Insurance Associates, Harrisburg, PA

Bluebook_12In connection with the hearing, the Joint Committee on Taxation has released Present Law and Analysis Relating to the Tax Treatment of Health Savings Accounts and Other Health Expenses (JCX-45-06):

This document, prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, provides a description of the present-law provisions relating to health care expense and health savings accounts and a discussion of issues. 

The hearing takes place at 2:30 p.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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