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 recently passed legislation that would fundamentally alter the Medicaid program. 


Resources

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 ...

Analysis or Summary
Proposed Medicare IPPS Rule Summary and Request for Hospital Feedback
May 24, 2017

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

Toolkit
AHCA Impact Analysis Toolkit
May 18, 2017

Children's hospitals are encouraged to use Avalere's new analysis of the American Health Care Act's (AHCA) impact on Medicaid funding for kids to ...

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.

Analysis or Summary
American Health Care Act: Overview of Provisions Impacting Children
April 28, 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 ...

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 ...

Analysis or Summary
Administrative Actions Chart
April 13, 2017

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

Analysis or Summary
Children’s Principles and the AHCA Chart
March 31, 2017

The grid shows the impact of the American Health Care Act on important national protections currently in place for children.

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid DSH Third Party Payment Final Rule
March 31, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the final rule.

Sample or Template
Op-ed Templates to Protect Medicaid for Kids
March 24, 2017

Submit an op-ed to a strategic publication supporting the protection of Medicaid for kids .

Press Release
Statement on AHCA by Children’s Hospital Association
March 23, 2017

Children's hospitals reject the American Health Care Act for failing children.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Letter to Congressional Leaders on American Health Care Act
March 17, 2017

CHA sent a letter to congressional leaders highlighting concerns with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and calling out specific ways the bill ...

Article
Commentary: Medicaid and Kids—It's Not About Politics
March 16, 2017

The new Congress is working on a plan of massive cuts to Medicaid. What does this have to do with kids?

Press Release
Statement on Congressional Budget Office Scoring of the American Health Care Act
March 16, 2017

Children’s hospitals are alarmed by the American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) potential negative impact on children.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Congratulate Seema Verma as CMS Administrator
March 14, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the official confirmation of Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Article
Proposed Alternative to the ACA Could Negatively Affect Children
March 9, 2017

Here's what you need to know about the American Health Care Act's provisions for children on Medicaid, and what CHA is doing to urge Congress to ...

Press Release
Children's Hospital Association Statement on the American Health Care Act
March 7, 2017

On behalf of the over 200 children’s hospitals nationwide, CHA asks Congress to continue improving the American Health Care Act for children.

Analysis or Summary
Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
February 22, 2017

Section 1115 of the Social Security Act allows the Secretary of HHS to approve state Medicaid demonstration projects that waive statutory Medicaid ...

Analysis or Summary
Alabama Section 1115 State Waiver
February 22, 2017

Alabama will transition from its current fee-for-service (FFS) delivery system to statewide managed care through risk-bearing, provider-based ...

Analysis or Summary
2016 State Policy Trends Memo
February 20, 2017

During the summer and fall of 2016, CHA reached out to government relations professionals to inform our understanding of the state policy issues ...

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 reject the U.S. House’s American Health Care 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.