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. The House-passed American Health Care Act would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program, and the Senate recently introduced legislation of its own, retitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, to restructure the program. 

The CHA AHCA/BCRA advocacy toolkit includes updated resources to support member hospitals’ advocacy to protect Medicaid’s funding, coverage and benefits for children as the bill is considered by the Senate.  

 



Resources

Analysis or Summary
Calendar Year 2018 Updates to MACRA Quality Payment Program Rule Summary
July 21, 2017

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

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 ...

Toolkit
AHCA/BCRA Advocacy Toolkit
June 28, 2017

Children's hospitals are encouraged to use these materials as they advocate with federal and state policymakers to protect Medicaid's funding, ...

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.

Letter or Testimony
CHA and Allied Kids Groups Send "Jimmy Kimmel Test" Letter to Sen. Cassidy, R-La.
June 15, 2017

CHA and allied kids groups sent a letter to Sen. Cassidy, R-La., as a follow up to his recent Jimmy Kimmel Live interview.

Analysis or Summary
Medicare IPPS Rule Summary and Comment Letter
June 13, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule in the Federal Register that updates payment and policies related to ...

Analysis or Summary
American Health Care Act: Provisions Impacting Children
June 1, 2017

The American Health Care Act would convert Medicaid to a per capita cap system in 2020, limiting future federal funding to the states and risking ...

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Exchanges: Final Rule Summaries, Parts I and II
May 31, 2017

On July 15, 2013, CMS published the final rule implementing provisions of the ACA affecting Medicaid, CHIP and the Exchanges.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Responds to Senate Finance Chair's Request for AHCA Feedback
May 25, 2017

CHA responded to Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R-UT) request for stakeholder feedback on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Analysis or Summary
The Impact of the President's FY 2018 Budget on Children's Hospitals
May 25, 2017

The president’s FY 2018 budget seeks to limit federal spending in order to balance the federal budget within ten years. Many provisions will impact ...

Press Release
CBO Score Confirms $834 Billion AHCA Cut to Medicaid
May 24, 2017

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its revised score of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and projected a startling ...

Press Release
Impact of AHCA on Children Alarming
May 18, 2017

As the Senate deliberates the U.S. House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), Avalere research released today bolsters evidence that child health ...

Article
How Medicaid Covers Military Families
May 17, 2017

More than 30 million children from all backgrounds in the United States are covered by Medicaid, including military families.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals to Senate: AHCA Fails Kids, Reject the Bill
May 4, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA), putting the health of more than 30 million children who rely ...

Article
3 Things You Need to Know about the Health Care Reform Debate
May 4, 2017

Here's what changes to the nation's health care system could mean for kids.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Urge House to Vote Against Amended AHCA
April 27, 2017

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) continues to oppose the newly modified American Health Care Act (AHCA) and strongly urges the House of ...

Contacts

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 vote “No” on the Better Care Reconciliation Act!

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.