House Lawmakers Reject Bill To Exempt Expatriates From ACA’s Individual, Employer Mandates
On Wednesday, House lawmakers voted 257-159 to reject a bill (HR 4414) that would have created an exemption in the Affordable Care Act for health plans for U.S. citizens working abroad. The bipartisan-sponsored bill would have modified regulations under the law so that U.S. citizens working in foreign countries who rely on expatriate insurance plans would be exempt from the ACA's individual and employer mandates.
- "House Defeats Bipartisan Fix to 'Obamacare'" (Taylor, AP/Sacramento Bee, 4/9).
- "Bipartisan ObamaCare Fix Fails in House" (Marcos, "Floor Action," The Hill, 4/9).