Tuesday, March 06, 2012

House unanimously passes bill to make long-term care more affordable

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – The House today unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Assistant Minority Leader Steve Farley, D-Tucson (District 28), that would make long-term health care more affordable for middle-class families.

The bill will allow taxpayers to fund a tax-deductible savings account to pay for non-hospital expenses, such as nursing home care, home health care, and assisted or alternative family living. It also would allow taxpayers to take deductions for long-term health care insurance premiums.

“Now that this bill has passed the House, we can help relieve some of the financial burden that middle-class families are struggling with,” Farley said. “This will help families better manage medical expenses for themselves and the seniors they love.”

HB 2713 passed the House 57-0 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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