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- November 24, 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

Make Medicaid Work for Children (Association Issue Brief)- November 24, 2014
The Association has created a new issue brief about making Medicaid work for children. Hospitals are encouraged to use this document in meetings with Congressional offices.

Washington Update- November 21, 2014
The Association hosts post-election webinar and prepares for lame duck. On the regulatory front, the Association provides updates on Medicaid, network adequacy, MACPAC CHIP report and exchange enrollment. Restricted

Chart of Administrative Actions- November 20, 2014
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.

HR 5723, Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act, Letter of Support- November 19, 2014
On November 19, 2014, the Association sent Representative Kathy Castor (FL) a thank you letter for the introduction of HR 5723, the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women and Children Act.

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