This was delivered to my e-mail:
Effective January 1, 2011, for all Health Flexible Spending Accounts
As a result of the new Health Care Reform Bill, reimbursements for drugs or medicines are only eligible “...if such medicine or drug is a prescribed drug (determined without regard to whether such drug is available without a prescription) or is insulin.” This change means that all over-the-counter drugs and medicines are no longer eligible for reimbursement unless you purchased the drug or medicine (except insulin) as a result of receiving a prescription from your doctor.
That, folks, is an added tax for people responsible enough to maintain health care. I wonder how many people with flex accounts will now go to the doctor every time they have a headache or heartburn, so they can get prescriptions instead of purchasing medicine over the counter. That, of course, will add far more to the overall cost of health care than the taxes generated through this Mickey Mouse interference with private health care.