qualified medical expenses

(2) Qualified medical expenses (A) In general The term “qualified medical expenses” means, with respect to an account beneficiary, amounts paid by such beneficiary for medical care (as defined in section 213(d) ) for such individual, the spouse of such individual, and any dependent (as defined in section 152, determined without regard to subsections (b)(1), (b)(2), and (d)(1)(B) thereof) of such individual, but only to the extent such amounts are not compensated for by insurance or otherwise. Such term shall include an amount paid for medicine or a drug only if such medicine or drug is a prescribed drug (determined without regard to whether such drug is available without a prescription) or is insulin. (B) Health insurance may not be purchased from account Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any payment for insurance. (C) Exceptions Subparagraph (B) shall not apply to any expense for coverage under— (i) a health plan during any period of continuation coverage required under any Federal law, (ii) a qualified long-term care insurance contract (as defined in section 7702B(b) ), (iii) a health plan during a period in which the individual is receiving unemployment compensation under any Federal or State law, or (iv) in the case of an account beneficiary who has attained the age specified in section 1811 of the Social Security Act, any health insurance other than a medicare supplemental policy (as defined in section 1882 of the Social Security Act).

Source

26 USC § 223(d)(2)


Scoping language

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