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Introduced in House (09/30/2003)

 
[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[H.R. 3202 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 3202

  To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that employers of 
 members of the National Guard and the reserve components of the Armed 
  Forces who are called to active duty continue to offer health care 
    coverage for dependents of such members, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 30, 2003

 Mr. Andrews introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 
   Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that employers of 
 members of the National Guard and the reserve components of the Armed 
  Forces who are called to active duty continue to offer health care 
    coverage for dependents of such members, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Reservist Health Care Continuity 
Act''.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF EMPLOYER HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR ENTIRE PERIOD OF 
              ABSENCE FOR DEPENDENTS OF NATIONAL GUARDSMEN AND 
              RESERVISTS CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY.

    Section 4317(a)(1)(A) of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``(i) in the case of an employer with 20 
        or fewer employees'' after ``(A)''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new clause:
            ``(ii) in the case of an employer with more than 20 
        employees, the period of such absence; or''.

SEC. 3. REQUIREMENT FOR GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT FOR EMPLOYER SHARE OF 
              HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS.

    Section 4317(a) of such title is further amended by adding at the 
end the following new paragraph:
    ``(4) The Secretary of Defense shall reimburse an employer for the 
employer share of any premiums for health care coverage provided 
pursuant to this section to a person performing service in the 
uniformed services for each month during the period of such service.''.
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