Passed in the House: Legislation to Protect and Expand Health Care Options for Veterans, Workers

June 15, 2017 — Press Releases   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement after the House passed The VETERAN Act, sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), and the Broader Options for Americans Act, sponsored by Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH):

“House Republicans made it clear that we will continue to pass legislation to build on the American Health Care Act. These two bills, sponsored by Subcommittee Chairmen Johnson and Tiberi, deliver on our promise to ensure our veterans and workers have access to the health care that’s right for them. I appreciate their leadership and look forward to our continued work to fix our broken health care system and deliver patient-centered solutions.”

The VETERAN Act puts an existing regulation into law, ensuring veterans will continue to have access to help purchase health insurance – with Obamacare’s subsidies and the monthly tax credits provided by the American Health Care Act, when they take effect.

The Broader Options for Americans Act helps people who recently lost their job continue using the insurance they received through work by providing access to the American Health Care Act’s monthly tax credits. It provides the same access for Americans who have similar coverage provided through churches or other houses of worship.

Earlier this week, the House also passed the Verify First Act, sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA). The legislation protects taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse by verifying a person’s citizenship or legal status before they can receive financial support to purchase insurance – either through Obamacare’s subsidies or with the American Health Care Act’s monthly tax credits, when they take effect.

CLICK HERE to learn more about all three bills.

SUBCOMMITTEE: Health