Backers of H.R. 4414 — a bill that exempts expatriate health care plans from some PPACA requirements — got the bill through the House Tuesday with a 268-150 vote.
The Obama administration has come out against H.R. 4414, saying it would create loopholes in the tax code, but supporters persuaded 60 Democrats to vote for the bill.
Another 133 Democrats opposed the bill.
Republicans voted 208-17 in favor of passage.
The bill would classify the coverage from an “expatriate health plan” as “minimum essential coverage” — meaning that the individuals with the coverage could use the coverage to avoid paying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act penalty to be imposed on many individuals who fail to have what PPACA define as MEC.