Murphy, Thune Reintroduce Bill to Encourage Healthy Living


WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) this week reintroduced the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, legislation that would encourage more physical activity in the United States and incentivize healthier living by allowing Americans to use a portion of the money saved in their pre-tax health savings account (HSA) and/or flexible spending account (FSA) toward qualified sports and fitness purchases, like gym memberships, fitness equipment, and youth sports league fees.

"I'm glad to be reintroducing the PHIT Act with Senator Thune to make it easier for Americans to lead more active lives," said Murphy. "The PHIT Act would allow people to use their flexible spending accounts to cover physical activity expenses like gym memberships, little league and youth sports, and fitness equipment. This legislation removes barriers to a healthy lifestyle, and can potentially reverse the trend of chronic health issues throughout our communities like obesity and diabetes."...

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