Public Policy

Public policies are critical to the ability of children’s hospitals to care for all children, through clinical care, training, research and public health advocacy. As health care policies are debated at the state and federal levels, The Children's Hospital Association and its member hospitals work with policymakers to ensure children’s unique health care needs are not overlooked and that every child has access to high quality, cost effective primary, preventive and specialty care services tailored to meet their needs. Find out more about the Children's Hospital Association.

Key Issues

CHGME/Workforce Medicaid Reform
CHIP Pediatric Research
Childhood Obesity Pharmaceutical Access
Community Benefit Reporting Private Coverage
Health Care Reform Quality



Alerts and Updates
Association Consensus Statement on Network Adequacy- October 20, 2014

FY 2015 CHGME Request Letter and Program Description Templates- February 20, 2014 Restricted

NPR Airs Story on Medically Complex Kids & Medicaid- August 26, 2013

Latest N.A.C.H. Resources
MACPAC Children's Coverage (Association Comment Letter)- December 19, 2014
MACPAC requested policy recommendations to improve children's coverage from stakeholders. The Association submitted comments in response, expressing support for CHIP and improved coverage for children through the exchanges.

MACPAC Provider Networks Discussion (Association Written Testimony)- December 19, 2014
MACPAC discussed pediatric provider networks during its December 2014 public meeting. In response, the Association submitted written testimony supporting the inclusion of a full range of pediatric providers in provider networks.

Washington Update- December 19, 2014
The president signs $1.1 trillion funding bill. On the regulatory front, the Association sends comment letters to MACPAC, HHS and OPM. Restricted

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State Tracking and Related Resources
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Upcoming N.A.C.H. Events
Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls Restricted

2015 Children's Hospital Association Advocacy Days

2014 Government Relations Planning Meeting Registration Open Restricted