Summary of Key Child Health Provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2)Health
On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) (H.R. 2) (P.L. 114-110). The centerpiece of this landmark legislation is a permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula (or SGR) that sets reimbursement rates for doctors providing Medicare services. Notable for children, the legislation included a two-year straight extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), maintaining all of the current-law provisions that were established under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act. This fact sheet summarizes key health provisions of the law.