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
Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- September 29, 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

Washington Update- September 26, 2014
The Association urges hospitals to continue to reach out to members of Congress on ACE Kids during the recess, while media reports focus additional attention on CHIP. On the regulatory front, MACPAC announces their 2015 agenda.

Chart of Administrative Actions- September 24, 2014
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.

Washington Update- September 19, 2014
Additional House Members sign on to the ACE Kids Act while Congress passes a stopgap FY 2015 funding bill, and Senators consider the future of CHIP. On the regulatory front, the Association asks member hospitals to endorse the network adequacy consensus statement and provides updates on ONC’s final rule on electronic health records certification criteria. Restricted

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.

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