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H.R. 2 (114th): Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), (H.R. 2, Pub.L. 114–10) commonly called the Permanent Doc Fix, is a law that establishes a new way to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients, revising the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. It reform is the largest in scale on the American health care system since the Affordable Care Act ("ObamaCare") ... Continue reading »
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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.



Mar 24, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 16, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 16, 2015.


Pub.L. 114-10


Michael Burgess

Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016
Length: 95 pages

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 810: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015

Introduced on Mar 19, 2015. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1470: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015

Introduced on Mar 19, 2015. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1021: Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2015

Ordered Reported on Feb 26, 2015. 64% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 804: Expanding the Availability of Medicare Data Act

Introduced on Feb 5, 2015. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 24, 2015

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Mar 25, 2015
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 26, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Apr 14, 2015
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 16, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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