Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015,” which permanently replaces Medicare's sustainable growth rate system for physician payments and reforms Medicare physician payment policies to encourage efficient, high-quality care; extends for two years funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program; extends numerous other expiring health provisions and the Secure Rural Schools program; and removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and makes other Medicare improvements.