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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2999

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals with 
direct primary care service arrangements to remain eligible individuals 
                for purposes of health savings accounts.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            December 9, 2019

   Mr. Cassidy (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mr. Moran, and Mrs. Shaheen) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
                          Committee on Finance

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals with 
direct primary care service arrangements to remain eligible individuals 
                for purposes of health savings accounts.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Primary Care Enhancement Act of 
2019''.

SEC. 2. TREATMENT OF DIRECT PRIMARY CARE SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS.

    (a) In General.--Section 223(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
                    ``(D) Treatment of direct primary care service 
                arrangements.--
                            ``(i) In general.--A direct primary care 
                        service arrangement shall not be treated as a 
                        health plan for purposes of subparagraph 
                        (A)(ii).
                            ``(ii) Direct primary care service 
                        arrangement.--For purposes of this paragraph--
                                    ``(I) In general.--The term `direct 
                                primary care service arrangement' 
                                means, with respect to any individual, 
                                an arrangement under which such 
                                individual is provided medical care (as 
                                defined in section 213(d)) consisting 
                                solely of primary care services 
                                provided by primary care practitioners 
                                (as defined in section 1833(x)(2)(A) of 
                                the Social Security Act, determined 
                                without regard to clause (ii) thereof), 
                                if the sole compensation for such care 
                                is a fixed periodic fee.
                                    ``(II) Limitation.--With respect to 
                                any individual for any month, such term 
                                shall not include any arrangement if 
                                the aggregate fees for all direct 
                                primary care service arrangements 
                                (determined without regard to this 
                                subclause) with respect to such 
                                individual for such month exceed $150 
                                (twice such dollar amount in the case 
                                of an individual with any direct 
                                primary care service arrangement (as so 
                                determined) that covers more than one 
                                individual).
                            ``(iii) Certain services specifically 
                        excluded from treatment as primary care 
                        services.--For purposes of this paragraph, the 
                        term `primary care services' shall not 
                        include--
                                    ``(I) procedures that require the 
                                use of general anesthesia, and
                                    ``(II) laboratory services not 
                                typically administered in an ambulatory 
                                primary care setting.
                        The Secretary, after consultation with the 
                        Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall 
                        issue regulations or other guidance regarding 
                        the application of this clause.''.
    (b) Direct Primary Care Service Arrangement Fees Treated as Medical 
Expenses.--Section 223(d)(2)(C) is amended by striking ``or'' at the 
end of clause (iii), by striking the period at the end of clause (iv) 
and inserting ``, or'', and by adding at the end the following new 
clause:
    ``(v) any direct primary care service arrangement.''.
    (c) Inflation Adjustment.--Section 223(g)(1) of such Code is 
amended--
            (1) by inserting ``, (c)(1)(D)(ii)(II),'' after ``(b)(2),'' 
        each place such term appears, and
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``and (iii)'' after 
        ``clause (ii)'' in clause (i), by striking ``and'' at the end 
        of clause (i), by striking the period at the end of clause (ii) 
        and inserting ``, and'', and by inserting after clause (ii) the 
        following new clause:
                            ``(iii) in the case of the dollar amount in 
                        subsection (c)(1)(D)(ii)(II) for taxable years 
                        beginning in calendar years after 2020, 
                        `calendar year 2019'.''.
    (d) Reporting of Direct Primary Care Service Arrangement Fees on W-
2.--Section 6051(a) of such Code is amended by striking ``and'' at the 
end of paragraph (16), by striking the period at the end of paragraph 
(17) and inserting ``, and'', and by inserting after paragraph (17) the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(18) in the case of a direct primary care service 
        arrangement (as defined in section 223(c)(1)(D)(ii)) which is 
        provided in connection with employment, the aggregate fees for 
        such arrangement for such employee.''.
    (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to months beginning after December 31, 2019, in taxable years 
ending after such date.
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