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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2015
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.