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Thank You for Supporting PHIT

Legislation That Will Make Physical Activity More Affordable and Accessible

Physical inactivity is the cause of 1 in 10 deaths worldwide. We are in the midst of an inactivity and obesity crisis which is costing billions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare expenditures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 86% of nationwide healthcare costs are used to diagnose and treat chronic diseases. Needless to say, something has to change! Decades of research prove that leading a physically active lifestyle is integral to good health. Simply put, an investment in staying physically active is an investment in staying well. And good health means lower healthcare costs. At a time when Americans are carrying the growing weight of their healthcare costs, they should have greater choice in how their healthcare dollars are spent. While America’s healthcare dilemma is complex and will require many solutions, passing PHIT will make staying physically active an easier and more affordable choice.

The Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT - H.R.1267 and S.482) will allow Americans to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for health club memberships, fitness equipment, exercise videos, and youth sports leagues. If passed, it will allow individuals to use up to $1,000 per year to cover these expenses and families to use up to $2,000 per year.

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Five Reasons to Support PHIT: 

  • PHIT will help Americans save 20-30% on yearly expenses related to physical activity.
  • Passage of PHIT will make being physically active an easier financial choice for hard-working Americans.  
  • Physical activity is a cost effective way to prevent and reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes, which account for approximately 86% of nationwide healthcare costs.  
  • Under the current law, pre-tax medical accounts can only be used for certain expenses like prescriptions or doctor’s visits. PHIT will allow people to invest their money in disease prevention, not just on medical expenses.
  • Physically active American’s are happier, healthier, and more productive.

Supporters of PHIT in the 115th Congress

Sponsors:

House:

Jason Smith (R-MO)
Ron Kind (D-WI)

 

Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Pat Meehan (R-PA)

 Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)

Mike Bishop (R-MI)

Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)

Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)

Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Barbara Comstock (R-VA)

Norma Torres (D-CA)

Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)

Jared Huffman (D-CA)

Mike Doyle (R-PA)

Earl Carter (R-GA)

Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)

William Keating (D-MA)

Dennis Ross (R-FL)

Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Derek Kilmer (D-WA)

Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Tim Ryan (D-OH)

David Phil Roe (R-TN)

Kathleen Rice (D-NY)

Scott Peters (D-CA)

Timothy Walz (D-MN)

Seth Moulton (D-MA)

Marc Veasey (D-TX)

David Loebsack (D-IA)

Gerald Connolly (D-VA)

Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)

Joe Barton (R-TX)

Susan A. Davis (D-CA)

Todd Rokita (R-IN)

Ryan Costello (R-PA)

Collin Peterson (D-MN)

Cedric Richmond (D-LA)

Lou Barletta (R-PA)

Salud Carbajal (D-CA)

Pete Aguilar (D-CA)

Ann Wagner (R-MO)

Bill Foster (D-IL)

Ralph Abraham (R-LA)

Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)

Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

Julia Brownley (D-CA)

Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

Jackie Walorski (R-IN)

Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)

Gene Green (D-TX)

 Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)

Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)

Alcee Hastings  (D-FL)

Bobby Rush (D-IL)

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

Yvette Clark (D-NY)

Roger Marshall (R-KS)

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

David Trott (R-MI)

Robert Brady (D-PA)

Sam Graves (R-MO)

Filemon Vela (D-TX)

Sean Duffy (R-WI)

David Valadao (R-CA)

Bill Shuster (R-PA)

Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

David Reichert (R-WA)

Erik Paulsen (R-MN)

Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Austin Scott (R-GA)

Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

Alexander Mooney (R-WV)

Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO)

Michael K. Simpson (R-ID)

Steve Stivers (R-OH)

Richard Nolan (D-MN)

Debbie Wasserman Schulz (D-FL)

David Joyce (R-OH)

Michael Turner (R-OH)

Leonard Lance (R-NJ)

Jared Polis (D-CO)

John Garamendi (D-CA)

Tom Marino (R-PA)

Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Rick Allen (R-GA)

Peter King (R-NY)

Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

Raul Ruiz (D-CA)

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)

Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Ted Lieu (D-CA)

Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

David Scott (D-GA)

Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)

Dwight Evans (D-PA)

Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

John Faso (R-NY)

Tim Walberg (R-MI)

Karen Bass (D-CA)

Chuck Fleischman (R-TN)

Mike Quigley (D-IL)

Mike Thompson (D-CA)

Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Roger Williams (R-TX)

Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

John Curtis (R-UT)

David Young (R-IA)

Nanette Diaz Barragan (D-CA)

Jim Jordan (R-OH)

Chris Collins (R-NY)

Tom Graves (R-GA)

James McGovern (D-MA)

Pete Olson (R-TX)

Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Andy Harris (R-MD)

Darin LaHood (R-IL)

Darren Soto (D-FL)

Senate:

John Thune (R-SD)
Chris Murphy (D-CT)

 

Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Roger Wicker (R-MS)

John McCain (R-AZ)

Tammy Baldwin (D-WA)

John Barrasso (R-WY)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Gary Peters (D-MI)

Roy Blunt (R-MO)

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Tom Carper (D-DE)

Angus King (I-ME)

Dean Heller (R-NV)