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W&M Announces Markup of Legislation to Further Expand Health Care Options for Americans

May 22, 2017

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup
Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building
When: Wednesday, May 24, at 10:00 AM ET

Live stream available HERE.

The Committee will consider the following:

VETERAN Act (H.R. 2372)
Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)
Puts into law an existing regulation that ensures veterans who are not already enrolled in and receiving health insurance through the Veterans Administration have help to purchase coverage on the individual insurance market.

Broader Options for Americans Act (H.R. 2579)
Sponsored by Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH)
Expands options for certain Americans who have lost their jobs by allowing them to access the American Health Care Act’s tax credits. Additionally, it ensures that Americans in similar circumstances who work at churches or other houses of worship can access these tax credits.

Verify First Act (H.R. 2581)
Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA)
Protects taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse and tightens verification requirements to ensure the subsidies under current law and tax credits under the American Health Care Act aren’t dispensed until the legal status of an eligible recipient is verified.