Medicaid

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Photo: John Maniaci, American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

Medicaid covers over 30 million children, providing them with the coverage and services they need to become healthy and productive adults. A strong Medicaid program is an important investment for children and the country.



Resources

Press Release
Graham-Cassidy Bill Hearing Held: Children's Hospitals Still Strongly Opposed
September 25, 2017

The legislation still fundamentally alters and cuts funding for 30 million children on Medicaid.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal and Replace Bill
September 22, 2017

A high level summary of Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill and key provisions impacting children.

Article
Health Care Reform Bill and CHIP: What You Need to Know
September 20, 2017

Here's the latest action in Congress on two issues that affect children's health care and what you can do to get involved.

Toolkit
Toolkit: September 2017
September 19, 2017

This toolkit will help you in your recess advocacy by providing materials that assist in the protecting of Medicaid and extending CHIP.

Press Release
CHA Statement on Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill
September 18, 2017

Children's hospitals oppose legislation that would slash Medicaid funding.

Letter or Testimony
House Dear Colleague Letter on DSH Cuts
September 15, 2017

Reps. John Culberson, R-Texas, Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Stephen Palazzo, R-Miss., are currently circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking other ...

Analysis or Summary
Administrative Actions Chart
September 13, 2017

An overview of federal regulations and other administrative guidance of interest to children's hospitals.

Analysis or Summary
2018 Medicare OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules
September 12, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the two proposed Medicare rules that would impact the outpatient prospective payment system and the physician fee schedule ...

Talking Points
Medicaid and CHIP: Essential Investments in Children
August 31, 2017

As Congress considers Medicaid and CHIP proposals, it is imperative that coverage and access for children are not jeopardized.

Issue Brief
Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Cuts Methodology
August 30, 2017

CMS released its final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment program. ...

Analysis or Summary
Calendar Year 2018 Updates to MACRA Quality Payment Program Rule
August 29, 2017

CMS released a Medicare proposed rule that updates the Quality Payment Program (previously referred to as MACRA) for Year 2.

Talking Points
Medicaid is Vital to Children's Health
August 4, 2017

As Congress considers Medicaid proposals, it is imperative that any reforms maintain a sustainable, viable Medicaid program for children and protect ...

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Eager to Work with Congress to Advance Care for Kids
July 28, 2017

The U.S. Senate did not pass the Health Care Freedom Act, referred to as the ‘skinny repeal' legislation

Press Release
Children's Hospitals to Senate: Vote No on Medicaid Cuts for Kids
July 25, 2017

The U.S. Senate approved a motion to proceed to the House repeal and replace bill that allows senators to vote on various health care amendments.

Press Release
House Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2017 Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
July 20, 2017

Children’s hospitals applaud House initiative that could improve Medicaid for 2 million kids.

Article
Children's Hospital Patients Talk Health Care with Members of Congress
July 19, 2017

Patients and families from the nation's children's hospitals met with their representatives in Washington, D.C., to urge them to protect Medicaid.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Protect Medicaid for Children and Reject the BCRA – a Bad Bill for Kids
July 10, 2017

Children’s hospitals’ patients and their families will meet with members of Congress this week during Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, July ...

Talking Points
Protect Kids: Reject the BCRA
July 7, 2017

CHA encourages the Senate to reject the BCRA, which does not protect children’s Medicaid coverage and benefits.

Analysis or Summary
BCRA/AHCA Comparison with Current Law
July 7, 2017

CHA has developed a chart comparing the House and Senate ACA repeal legislation with current law.

Analysis or Summary
Key Provisions in the BCRA that Impact Children's Coverage
June 28, 2017

This CHA factsheet provides a brief overview of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) provisions with implications for children’s ...

Analysis or Summary
MACPAC 2017 Reports to Congress
June 28, 2017

CHA developed a summary of MACPAC’s 2017 Report to Congress, which addresses issues such as the future of CHIP and disproportionate share hospital ...

Analysis or Summary
Better Care Reconciliation Act Bill Summary
June 23, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the relevant provisions in the discussion draft related to children’s health for the The Better Care Reconciliation Act of ...

Fact Sheet
The Consumer Price Index in the AHCA
June 23, 2017

A new CHA fact sheet provides an overview of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-Medical, and their implications for children covered by Medicaid ...

Press Release
Children’s Hospitals Call on Senate to Protect Kids and Reject “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017”
June 22, 2017

Children’s hospitals are unified in calling on the Senate to reject the bill, “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” which is part of the ongoing ...

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Oral Health Champions in Urging the Senate to Reject Harmful Medicaid Cuts
June 22, 2017

On June 9, CHA and over 40 oral health champions sent a letter to Capitol Hill highlighting the importance of access to oral health services.

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Action Alert

Health care for more than 30 million children – 40 percent of all U.S. kids – on Medicaid is at risk. Tell your U.S. Senators to oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill!

Policy Update Calls

Members receive the latest updates and suggest ways to best influence policy issues that impact children's health and children's hospitals in a weekly conference call.