April 17th, 2015 | By: Kate Randall
US President Barack Obama signed into law on Thursday the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, marking a new stage in the bipartisan assault on the government health insurance program for 53 million American seniors and the disabled. The bill, HR 2, was passed this week by the Senate, following approval by the House last month–in both cases by overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Obama praised the bill as a “milestone,” after the Senate vote Tuesday. On Thursday, he praised the “bipartisan achievement,” saying that it would “be good for people who use Medicare, it’s going to be good for our seniors.” Read the article here.