Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Health Savings Accounts Will Give Health Care Freedom to Millions

Nov 20, 2003
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks on the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the Conference Report for H.R. 1, a historic bill that will include the creation of Health Savings Accounts, a breakthrough program that gives control back to patients,” said Congressman Wilson. Watch Video “The voluntary Health Savings Accounts provide care that is affordable, flexible and portable. They restore the doctor-patient relationship, allowing Americans the freedom to choose their own doctor and their own care. Also, contributions, earnings, and medical payments from these accounts are all tax-free. “Health Savings Accounts will lower health insurance costs for millions of Americans and allow for price competition of doctor and hospital services. Moreover, these accounts stay with a person throughout their lives, as they are portable from one job to another. They can also be used during retirement to pay for retiree health care, Medicare expenses and prescription drugs. “I strongly encourage my colleagues to support Health Savings Accounts by voting in favor of H.R. 1, and give health care freedom to millions of Americans. “In conclusion, God bless out troops and we will not forget September the 11th,” said Congressman Wilson. ###