[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-173
111th Congress

An Act


 
To clarify the health care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
that constitutes minimum essential coverage. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDED BY THE SECRETARY
OF VETERANS AFFAIRS THAT CONSTITUTES
MINIMUM ESSENTIAL COVERAGE.

(a) In General.--Clause (v) of section 5000A(f)(1)(A) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by section 1501(b) of the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, <> is
amended to read as follows:
``(v) a health care program under chapter 17
or 18 of title 38, United States Code, as
determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
in coordination with the Secretary of Health and
Human Services and the Secretary,''.

(b) Effective Date.--The <> amendment made
by subsection (a) shall take effect as if included in section 1501(b) of
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Approved May 27, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5014 (S. 3162):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
May 12, considered and passed House.
May 18, considered and passed Senate.