Chronic Disease Flexible Coverage Act of 2023 (H.R. 3800)
On June 5, 2023, the Chronic Disease Flexible Coverage Act was introduced in the United States House of Representatives and referred to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. The same week, the Committee approved the bill by a vote of 34-6.
The bill allows employers to offer pre-deductible coverage of 14 chronic care health services for employees using a high-deductible health plan, including:
- Beta-blockers for patients with congestive heart failure
- Blood pressure monitors for patients with high blood pressure
- Glucometers for patients with diabetes, inhalers for patients with asthma, cholesterol drugs and testing for patients with heart disease.
Additionally, the Ways and Means Committee voted to adopt H.R. 1843, which permanently allows pre-deductible coverage of telehealth services.
This legislation builds upon previous versions of the CDMA that follow 2019 guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury to further increase the flexibility of HSA-HDHPs to cover chronic disease services on pre-deductible basis.