U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he has found a way to help veterans and take a whack at the Affordable Care Act at the same time. He says his “Hire More Heroes” bill should get a vote on the House floor this week. “It's going to be a change to Obamacare, but it's also going to help small businesses,” said 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.”
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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.