Press Release

McHenry: A Bipartisan Reform to Strengthen Medicare

Washington, March 26, 2015 | Jeff Butler (202-225-2576)
Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015:

“Today the House took an important step towards strengthening Medicare and putting our nation’s budget on a more sustainable path forward with passage of a permanent fix to Medicare’s physician payment system. This bipartisan vote sends to the Senate the first real entitlement reform in nearly two decades; a reform that saves taxpayers money, provides much needed stability for our nation’s seniors, and includes no tax increases. It also ends a budget gimmick used for years and highlights Congress’ ability to work in a bipartisan fashion to achieve much-needed structural changes to our nation’s entitlement programs.”