Portman, Turner vie for Delphi retiree healthcare


For Greene County News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and U.S. Congressman Mike Turner (R-Ohio) continued their fight for Delphi salaried retirees recently by urging Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to quickly implement the Health Coverage Tax Credit’s (HCTC) Advance Payment Program. This program is vital for Delphi salaried retirees facing health-related expenses.

“The HCTC passed with strong bipartisan support in both chambers and is incredibly important to thousands of American families,” the lawmakers wrote. “We urge the IRS to do everything in its power to rapidly implement the HCTC Advance Payment Program and give eligible American families the support that they deserve.”

Portman and Turner have repeatedly fought for the Delphi salaried retirees who had their pensions unjustly terminated in the wake of the federal government’s bailout of General Motors. Just recently, Portman and Turner continued their efforts to obtain information regarding the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s delay in providing final benefit determinations for Delphi retirees.

Portman recently applauded the president signing into law Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation, which included an extension of the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) for Delphi retirees and retired United Steelworkers. This language was authored by Portman.

Story courtesy of offices of Turner and Portman.

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