The Natural Products Association praised the introduction of legislation that would allow American consumers to use Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account dollars on nutritional and dietary supplements.
"NPA has led the charge and was instrumental in ensuring the introduction of this important legislation for consumers of natural products," said NPA CEO and Executive Director Daniel S. Fabricant. "We would like to thank Sen. Hatch and Rep. Paulsen for their tireless effort in getting this vitally important piece of legislation introduced."
NPA also expressed its support for the legislation in a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee:
"More than half of Americans already safely use supplements on a daily basis to help balance their diet and ensure they are getting the vitamins they need, but this key component to a healthy lifestyle is not supported by any organized healthcare plans.
The Health Savings Act would make necessary changes to dietary supplement coverage, allowing families to lead healthier lives, provide more freedom in Americans’ personal healthcare choices, and lower overall healthcare costs."
The full letter can be viewed here.