It’s Official—TRICARE Enrollees Satisfy New Health Coverage Mandates
- By Nathan Abse
- April 28, 2010
President Obama on April 26 signed into law the TRICARE Affirmation Act, which changes the IRS tax code to state that those covered under TRICARE and related health plans meet the minimum health insurance coverage required under the new health reform standards.
The bill, H.R. 4887, was necessary to clear up any potential confusion over whether enrollees in TRICARE and related plans met the minimum coverage requirements mandated by the massive health reform package Obama signed in March. Beneficiaries of TRICARE for Life and military veterans’ health care programs also satisfy requirements under the law.
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Nathan Abse writes for Federal Employees News Digest and covers special-focus topics for Federal Daily.