There is yet another important piece of legislation being considered by Congress that could positively impact the yoga community—the PHIT Act.
What is the PHIT Act?
The PHIT Act (Personal Health Investment Today) allows individuals to place up to $2,000 in pre-tax medical accounts, such as flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs), to pay for physical activity expenses, including yoga classes and equipment, to support their health and wellbeing. Today, at a time when access to health and whole health resources is so vital, this legislation would greatly enhance individuals’ ability to experience wellness—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Yoga Alliance has aligned with other national wellness and fitness organizations to help build Congressional support for this bipartisan bill, and Yoga Alliance leaders will also be meeting with lawmakers and their staffs. To provide you with an easy and effective way to contact your Senators and Representatives, we have created an automated email you can send to encourage advancement of the PHIT Act. You can also personalize the email message to share a more comprehensive view of how you, your students, and your community will benefit from increased access to yoga.
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How We Can Make a Difference Together
Given the size and scope of the yoga community, together our voices can help urge members of Congress to support the bill. We also, as always, encourage you to ask your friends, family, and other members in the yoga community to urge support. Simply forward this email or share it on social media using the button below, and they can also use our automated email tool to reach out to their members of Congress.
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