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
Introduction of Bicameral, Bipartisan Medicaid Reform Bill, ACE Kids Act, Expected This Week- January 27, 2015
This week, leaders in the Senate and House will introduce the bicameral, bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2015.

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- January 26, 2015
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

Washington Update- January 23, 2015
The Association responds to the Energy and Commerce Committee on strengthening investments in the pediatric workforce pipeline. On the regulatory front, members are reminded that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has extended the deadline for the CHGME Performance Report. Restricted

Protect Children's Access to CARE: Fully Fund CHGME for FY 2016 at $300 Million- January 22, 2015
The Association provides talking points on funding CHGME for fiscal year 2016.

Strengthen Medicaid: A Strong Medicaid Program is Critical to Children's Health- January 22, 2015
The Medicaid program is vital to ensuring access to care for America’s children. Medicaid is the single largest health insurer for children in the United States; children account for half of all Medicaid beneficiaries. Medicaid, along with the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is the foundation of America’s commitment to providing coverage and access to care for children. Combined, the two programs provided coverage to more than 45 million children in FY 2013. Restricted

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