Westerman Votes to Extend Tax Credits for Health Insurance Premiums

June 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman issued the following statement Thursday (June 15) upon passage of H.R. 2372, the VETERAN Act, and H.R. 2579, the Broader Options for Americans Act:

“The purchase of health insurance by veterans, individuals on COBRA coverage, and all Americans should be fair,” Westerman said. “Extending tax credits to individuals on COBRA levels the playing field and helps the middle class keep more of their hard-earned money especially when they may be between jobs. Passage of the VETERAN Act protects tax credits for veterans who choose to purchase their health coverage on the open market, forgoing VA coverage for which they qualify. Both of these bills are about fairness and giving consumers a choice and I was proud to cast my vote in support of veterans and the middle class.”