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



Latest Resources
Washington Update- April 11, 2014
President Obama signs CHGME reauthorization bill into law. On the regulatory front, the Association provides a summary of the MACPAC 2014 report to Congress. Restricted

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- April 11, 2014
The Children's Hospital Association invites government relations and other member hospital professionals to participate in weekly, half-hour conference calls on the latest news from Washington. Restricted

MACPAC March 2014 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP (Association Summary)- April 10, 2014
The Association developed a summary of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission’s (MACPAC) March 2014 report. The report includes discussions and recommendations on short-term issues for the CHIP and transparency of non-DSH supplemental payments.

Chart of Administrative Actions- April 9, 2014
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.

President Signs Legislation Supporting Funding for Pediatric Residency Training- April 8, 2014
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law S. 1557, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013, which advances children’s health by reauthorizing CHGME through FY 2018.

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