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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 971 and S.984

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the President signed into law:

S. 971, the "Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Improvement Act of 2015," which extends the period of time that a project may operate under an existing Medicare demonstration program that tests incentive payments for teams of medical providers; and

S. 984, the "Steve Gleason Act of 2015," which revises Medicare payments for speech-generating devices that supplement or replace speech for individuals who can no longer speak or are severely speech-impaired.