March 2017: A majority of Americans would support a proposal that allows them to use pre-tax money from a health savings (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for fitness programs or recreation. This could include fitness club fees, sports equipment, youth sports league fees, and class registration costs.  Strongest support is found among parents with children in the home.

 

Key Findings

  • Two in three Americans support a proposal that allows fitness and recreation to be paid for using HSA or FSA money 
  • Nearly three in five Millennials support the proposal strongly or 100 percent
  • Hispanics show a higher percentage of support (75 percent) than non-Hispanics (Black 66 percent, White 61 percent)

 

PHIT Act: Use Pre-Tax Savings for Fitness and Recreation

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