The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 27, 2010
Statement by the Press Secretary on S.2949
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the President signed into law:S. 2949, the “Emergency Aid to American Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake Act of 2010,” which increases, from $1 million to $25 million, the cap for fiscal year 2010 on the amount that the Department of Health and Human Services may spend for the provision of assistance to repatriated U.S. citizens; increases, by $65 million, the 2010 funding for the Medicaid Qualified Individual program; and reduces the Medicaid Improvement Fund by $90 million.