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H.R. 5014 (111th): To clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 14, 2010 (Introduced).


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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5014

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage.

1.

Clarification of health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage

(a)

In general

Clause (v) of section 5000A(f)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1501(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is amended to read as follows:

(v)

chapter 17 or 18 of title 38, United States Code, or otherwise under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, of an individual entitled to coverage under such chapter or laws for essential health benefits (as defined by the Secretary for purposes of section 1302(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) insofar as such benefits are available under such chapter or laws; or

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if included in section 1501(b) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and shall be executed immediately after the amendments made by section 2 of the TRICARE Affirmation Act.