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House Approves ObamaCare Expat Fix

Bipartisan bill authored by Reps. Nunes and Carney

On a bipartisan vote today, the House of Representatives approved the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 (H.R. 4414). Co-authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Rep. John Carney (D-DE), the bill would exempt expatriate health plans from ObamaCare regulations. These plans offer highly specialized coverage to workers who are employed outside their home country.

“This common-sense bill eliminates a competitive disadvantage facing U.S. companies,” said Rep. Nunes. “We know for certain we will lose more than a thousand U.S. jobs if this fix is not approved. Out of concern for these working families, the Senate should pass this bipartisan bill and the President should sign it.”       

The bill passed the House on a 268-150 vote with the support of sixty Democrats.