Backgrounder: What Is A Health Savings Account?

Leading Republican alternatives to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rely on Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).

We’ve created a backgrounder to explain how HSAs work under current law, and why they will do little or nothing to help the uninsured afford coverage but offer high-income people lucrative tax-sheltering opportunities.

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This post originally appeared on the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities‘ blog, Off the Charts.