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- February 27, 2015
Members are asked to submit comments regarding the recent Republican led CHIP bill and to contact members regarding CHGME funding. On the regulatory front, Health and Human Services has indicated it will change its review criteria of the adequacy of qualified health plans’ contracts with essential community providers. Restricted

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- February 23, 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

Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers (Association Summaries)- February 23, 2015
Summaries of key Section 1115 waivers highlight the themes in existing waivers or waiver proposals, provide a brief explanation of the demonstrations, and identify whether state Section 1115 waivers are consistent with the Association’s principles for waivers that impact children.

Congressional Briefings- February 20, 2015
A congressional briefing on Medicaid and CHIP gave congressional staff an understanding of the basics of Medicaid and CHIP.

Washington Update- February 20, 2015
Members are urged to continue outreach on the ACE Kids Act and begin contacting Congress on CHGME FY 2016 funding. On the grassroots front, members are encouraged to join our CHIP social media activation and submit Medicaid Matters stories. Restricted

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