On Wednesday, February 12, lead PHIT cosponsor, Senator John Thune, made a point to ask Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to commit to legislation focusing on means of preventive care, namely physical activity, to curb overwhelming rates of chronic illness and other preventable diseases. This proposal came up in a Senate Finance Hearing to discuss the Fiscal Year 2021 budget.
Senator John Thune (R-SD)
Secretary Mnuchin affirmed his commitment, leaving active lifestyle advocates across the country excited and hopeful. As of now, we will push for PHIT's inclusion in a bipartisan healthcare package schedules for a vote in May 2020.