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The Hire More Heroes Act, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville, is now one step closer to becoming law. The Senate voted Tuesday to end debate on the matter and move ahead with a final vote. The bipartisan legislation incentivizes small businesses to hire veterans by exempting veterans who already receive health insurance through the Department of Veterans Affairs or reservists covered under TRICARE from being counted towards the number of employees required by the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate is a requirement that all businesses with more than 50 full-time employees provide health insurance to their employees or pay a fee.

 
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