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March 31, 2011

House Markup - H.R. 1232: Eliminating Abortion Tax Benefits

H.R. 1232: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate certain tax benefits relating to abortion

Room 1100
Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.

This new legislation addresses the abortion-related tax issues raised in H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” by amending the Tax Code and will be marked-up with the expectation that it will replace the existing tax policies contained in H.R. 3 when H.R. 3 is considered by the House.

H.R. 1232 specifically makes the following pro-life changes to the tax code:
  • Disallows premium tax credits – also known as “exchange subsidies” – created by the 2010 health care law for subsidizing the premiums of health insurance plans offered in the government-run exchanges that offer abortion coverage.
  • Disallows small business tax credits, also created by the 2010 health care law, for a subset of small businesses purchasing, for employees, health insurance plans that offer abortion coverage.
  • Ends the policy of providing tax-preferred status for abortion through Archer Medical Savings Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, and Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs).
  • Disallows abortions to be included as an itemized deduction for medical expenses exceeding 7.5% (10% after 2012) of adjusted gross income.

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