US trade association the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Alliance for Natural Health-USA (ANH-USA) have jointly launched a “grassroots” campaign to encourage members of Congress to include dietary supplements in any Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) legislation introduced as part of so-called ‘Repeal and Replace’ efforts by the new Trump Administration.
“The Natural Products Association is committed to working with Congress and the Trump Administration to save costs for patients and taxpayers who choose to supplement their diets and healthy lifestyles,” said Daniel Fabricant, CEO and executive director of NPA. “Giving people more avenues and opportunities to save money in preventative health care costs is a common sense solution. Using our collaborative grassroots efforts is the best way to let Congress know we expect that from them.”
The NPA wants members and supporters to tell Congress to add dietary supplements to HSA/FSA coverage, as part of regulatory reform that would encourage Americans chose spend their money on preventive health care choices, helping lower overall healthcare costs.
“By taking 30-seconds to visit our respective grassroots pages you have the power to tell Congress that this is the kind of logical approach we need in addressing our nation’s health challenges,” added Gretchen DuBeau, executive and legal director of the Alliance for Natural Health-USA. “Too much of our focus, in this country, is on disease treatment rather than prevention. We want legislation that promotes the proactive, preventive approach that we need to adopt if we wish to improve our nation’s health and manage healthcare costs.”