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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 876, H.R. 1626, S. 1482

On Thursday, August 6, 2015, the President signed into law:

H.R. 876, the “Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act,” which requires hospitals to notify Medicare beneficiaries who are in the hospital for observation that they are classified as outpatients, and the effects of that classification on Medicare coverage;

H.R. 1626, the “DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of 2015,” which requires the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to identify duplicative or fragmented information technology (IT) systems within DHS and develop a strategy to reduce such duplication or fragmentation; and

S. 1482, the “Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015,” which extends until September 30, 2022, current exemptions to Federal antitrust law that permit two or more colleges or universities that admit all students on a need-blind basis to agree to award financial aid to students only on the basis of demonstrated financial need.