IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 14, 2013
Mr. Tester(for himself,Mr. Heller,Mrs. Murray,Mr. Baucus,Mr. Blumenthal,Mr. Begich, andMr. Rockefeller) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program, and for other purposes.
Increase of maximum age for children eligible for medical care under CHAMPVA program
Subsection (c) of section 1781 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
Notwithstandingclauses (i)and(iii) of section 101(4)(A) of this titleand except as provided inparagraph (2), for purposes of this section, a child who is eligible for benefits undersubsection (a)shall remain eligible for benefits under this section until the child's 26th birthday, regardless of the child's marital status.
Before January 1, 2014,paragraph (1)shall not apply to a child who is eligible to enroll in an eligible employer-sponsored plan (as defined insection 5000A(f)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).
This subsection shall not be construed to limit eligibility for coverage of a child described insection 101(4)(A)(ii) of this title.
Such subsection, as so amended, shall apply with respect to medical care provided on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.