PHIT -Personal Health Investment Today Act (H.R. 1267)
Increase Physical Activity Through Tax Incentives
Summary of SFIA Activities for PHIT
PHIT is an innovative concept that fits with two major Congressional concerns: rising health care costs and the budget deficit. The rise in sedentary lifestyles is a major contributor to higher obesity rates and an increased incidence of expensive, preventable chronic illnesses. PHIT will help reverse the sedentary/obesity trend by providing an economic incentive to invest in physical activity. If enacted physical activity expenses could be reimbursed using money in pre-tax medical accounts. A recent survey by the National Recreation and Parks Association found that 77 percent of Millennials and 78 percent of Families want the PHIT Act. Financial incentives have been used effectively to encourage home ownership, retirement savings and higher education; PHIT would do the same for investment in improved health via physical activity.
PHIT Act Social Media Campaign
The #PassPHIT social media campaign is an opportunity for you, your organization and your network to join the conversation on the importance of the PHIT Act and its necessity for the health and well-being of all. With your help, the impact will be monumental.
Download the toolkit while and use #PassPHIT and tag @TheSFIA. Our goal is to spread awareness about the PHIT Act and have the #PassPHIT topic trending nationwide!
PHIT America Campaign, How You Can Help and How PHIT Will Benefit You
Help us pass PHIT. The new PHIT America Campaign is very focused on finding ways to pass the PHIT Act. Joining the PHIT America Alliance is a great way for you to help.
Below are web pages which will explain the PHIT America Campaign and how you can get involved in the effort to pass PHIT.
For more information PHIT, please contact Bill Sells at 301.495.6321 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.