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
Chart of Administrative Actions- September 17, 2014
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.

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.

Making Exchange Implementation Work for Children (Association Fact Sheet)- September 15, 2014
The Association provides a summary on how to make health insurance exchanges work for children.

Provider Networks Must Ensure Access to Pediatric Specialty Providers (Association Advocacy Resource)- September 15, 2014
This advocacy resource highlights the importance of robust network adequacy standards that ensure health plan provider networks have the capacity to care for children with all levels of complexity, from basically healthy children in need of primary care to children with very serious, chronic or rare conditions.

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