Davis sponsoring “Hire More Heroes” bill

By Nick Kovatch on March 11 at 1:45pm

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A Greene County Congressman up for re-election says he has found a way to help veterans and take a whack at the Affordable Care Act at the same time.

U. S. Representative Rodney Davis says his “Hire More Heroes” bill should get a vote on the House floor this week. The bill is a response to what he says is an unintended consequence of the Affordable Care Act.

“It’s going to be a change to Obamacare, but it’s also going to help small businesses,” says Davis, “because veterans who are getting their health care elsewhere shouldn’t count toward an employer’s limit when they are not taking part in their employer’s health care.”

Davis says the idea came from a leader of a Madison County veterans’ group.

He says 8 million American veterans have health care through the Veterans’ Administration, as anybody returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can have.