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House Approves Legislation to Protect TRICARE

House Approves Legislation to Protect TRICARE
HR 4887 Approved by a Vote of 403-0!


On March 19, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) introduced legislation, HR 4887, which would explicitly state that TRICARE and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) health plans meet all the health care requirements for individual health insurance currently under consideration by Congress.

While beneficiaries of these programs will already meet the minimum requirements for individual health insurance and will not be required to purchase additional coverage, the TRICARE Affirmation Act provided clarification by changing the tax code to state it in law.

On March 20, the House unanimously approved HR 4887 with a vote of 403-0.

Please send a message to your Senators, urging them to support HR 4887 and quickly bring it to the Senate floor for vote and transmission to the President.

If you are interested in Rep. Skelton's introductory remarks, follow this link -

or the text of his remarks -

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