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With Obesity Key Driver of Rising Health Care Costs, National Business Group on Health Urges Tax Code Changes
Date:5/7/2009

ople should be allowed to deduct post-tax out-of-pocket expenses for health and wellness activities, programs, and purchases from their taxes in the same way that they can for medical expenses if their total health care and wellness expenses exceed the 7.5 percent adjusted gross income threshold.

The full report and proposed policy solutions can be found at http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/.

The National Business Group on Health (NBGH) represents 300 large employers - including 64 of the Fortune 100 - which provide health care coverage to over 55 million U.S. workers, retirees, and their families. NBGH is the only national organization focused exclusively on health care issues for large employers and represents all leading sectors of the US economy.


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