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PHIT -Personal Health Investment Today Act (H.R. 1267)
Increase Physical Activity Through Tax Incentives

Summary of SFIA Activities for PHIT 

The SFIA is promoting PHIT to make physical health a cultural value by providing financial incentives to encourage greater participation in sports and fitness activities. 
 
More Information on PHIT Act
Momentum to pass the PHIT Act continues to build in Congress. After a record 100+ Members of Congress co-sponsored this pro-activity legislation in the last Congress, PHIT was reintroduced in March and already has more than 40 co-sponsors in 2017. Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) is leading on the PHIT Act in the House and he sits on the powerful House Ways & Means Committee which is responsible for tax policy.  The bill enjoys strong bi-partisan support from 11 Members (7D-4R) on Ways & Means and Chairman Kevin Brady is a former lead sponsor of the PHIT Act. Senator John Thune is a senior member of the Finance Committee and leading the PHIT effort  in the Senate. Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch inserted PHIT into his HSA reform bill and House and Senate Leadership are behind PHIT. PHIT is on the verge of passage and now just needs a tax or healthcare reform bill to move through Congress as there is no opposition to this bipartisan health promotion bill to lower the cost of active lifestyles. To send a message directly to your Senators and Representative asking them to support PHIT please CLICK HERE.

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. 

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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!

 

Download the Official #PassPHIT Toolkit Here

 

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 bsells@sfia.org.

 

 

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