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
Network Adequacy Consensus Statement - Hospital Endorsement Request- September 11, 2014 Restricted

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
Children’s Hospitals Applaud Senators for Highlighting Importance of CHIP- September 16, 2014
The Children’s Hospital Association thanks Sens. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) for holding a hearing on the important and unique role the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plays in protecting America’s children and families.

Congressional Briefings- September 16, 2014
A congressional briefing on Medicaid and CHIP gave congressional staff an understanding of the basics of Medicaid and CHIP.

Washington Update- September 12, 2014
Additional bipartisan House members cosponsor the ACE Kids Act, and Congress considers a temporary FY 2015 funding bill. On the regulatory front, the Association asks member hospitals to endorse the network adequacy consensus statement and provides updates on the CMS final rule regarding electronic health records. Restricted

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Health Policy Headlines
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, May 6, 2010

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State Tracking and Related Resources
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Upcoming N.A.C.H. Events
Congressional Briefings

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls Restricted