American Council on Exercise statement on passage of H.R. 6199 the “PHIT Bill”
Posted: Jul 26, 2018 in ACE Press Releases
“Today the U.S. House of Representatives cast a long hoped-for vote for preventive health,” said ACE President and Chief Science Officer Dr. Cedric Bryant. “By voting to pass H.R.6199, the House proclaimed yes to allowing Americans to use their Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts to pay for personal training services, group fitness classes, gym memberships, etc. If the bill becomes law, structured physical activity will be more affordable and accessible to more people. That’s exactly what the fight against preventable lifestyle disease needs. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) now urges the U.S. Senate to pass the bipartisan legislation and set the stage for a healthier, more physically active nation.” Working alongside other leading voices in physical activity promotion, ACE has advocated for 12 years for passage of the PHIT Bill.
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, publishing original research, convening experts on physical activity and health, working directly with community groups, and advocating for policies to get people from all walks of life moving. The 80,000 exercise professionals and health coaches certified by ACE are among the most respected in the world of fitness, helping people embrace physical activity and adopt healthier lifestyles. For more information, call 800-825-3636 or visit ACEfitness.org. AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.
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