Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has cosponsored new legislation introduced today that would allow Americans to use money they have set aside in a Health Savings Account (HSA) or similar fund to purchase over-the-counter medications without a doctor's prescription.
"Our legislation allows Americans who utilize a health care account to use money they've set aside to purchase over-the-counter medications without a prescription. This change will help consumers in Nevada and across our nation save money and will help avoid placing an extra burden on patients, doctors and other health care providers," said Berkley.
The bipartisan legislation, known as The Restoring Access to Medication Act, was introduced in the House by Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and a companion bill has also been introduced in the Senate. The bill seeks to restore the ability for participants in Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or other health care accounts to utilize funds set aside for care to purchase over-the-counter medications without a doctor's prescription.