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House Republicans offer veterans fix for health care bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans this week moved to clarify veterans’ status under their proposed new health care bill and hopefully erase one of their political opponents’ chief criticisms about the controversial measure. Members of the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday advanced a measure “to clarify the rules relating to veteran health insurance and eligibility for the premium tax credit” by a 22-14 party line vote. Republican leaders said the measure would simply reassert existing rules and does not create any new regulations governing veterans. “We just want to make sure the current course continues,” said committee chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas. Democrats labeled the move an admission of guilt by GOP leaders. “We need this because the (Republican health care bill) did not provide equal treatment for veterans,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas. “This bill as it...

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