H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

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Introduced:

Mar 24, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 16, 2015

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

Law:

Pub.L. 114-10

Sponsor:

Michael Burgess

Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015
Length: 95 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

Summary

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), (H.R. 2, Pub.L. 114–10) commonly called the Permanent Doc Fix, establishes a new way to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients, revising the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The reform is the largest in scale on the American health care system since the Affordable Care Act in 2010 ...

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History

Mar 24, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 26, 2015
 
Passed House

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.

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