What's Wrong with Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Health Care?

Publication Date: November 2003

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Kathleen Stoll; Peggy Denker

Research Area: Health

Type: Brief


Tax-free personal savings accounts for health care have become the latest cure-all for the problems facing our health care system. This Issue Brief uses a hypothetical company to examine how such accounts undermine the pooling of risk--the basis for insurance.