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The momentum continues to build for wider acceptance of “exercise as medicine” with the introduction of The Family and Retirement Health Investment Act of 2013 to Congress. Containing similar language as the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, the new Bill would seek to “encourage more exercise and better nutrition” by expanding what is defined as qualified medical expenses. The purpose of the Bill, introduced to the Senate by Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), is to allow individuals to tap into their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) to pay for wellness-related programs such as nutritional counseling or structured physical activity programs aimed at improving the general well-being of the American population. While some may argue that exercise doesn’t cost much (you can get up and just walk/run outside around your neighborhood right?) others argue that the cost of gym memberships, fitness equipment, nutrition counseling, etc is a barrier to improvements in lifestyle behaviors. Supporters of the legislation hope that by allowing pre-tax dollars deposited into these accounts (HSAs and FSAs), fitness and personal wellness might become just a little bit more affordable. Similar legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives by Erik Paulsen (R-MN).