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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. 


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Analysis or Summary
American Health Care Act: Overview of Provisions Impacting Children
March 8, 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 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 ...

Press Release
Bipartisan Bill, ACE Kids Act of 2017, Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
February 17, 2017

Children’s hospitals support S. 428 to advance care for children with complex medical conditions in Medicaid.

Letter or Testimony
Overview of Governors' Medicaid Recommendations to Congress
February 10, 2017

The table summarizes governors’ Medicaid recommendations to House and Senate leadership.

Focusing the National Conversation on Children's Health
February 8, 2017

In 2017, protecting the nation's children will be critical.

Issue Brief
Make Medicaid Work for Children Issue Brief
February 6, 2017

The key to making Medicaid work for children is a framework that supports the sharing of data, clinical standards, and quality measures designed for ...

Fact Sheet
2017 State Medicaid Fact Sheets
February 3, 2017

State fact sheets that provide key data to demonstrate the importance of Medicaid to children, pediatricians and children's hospitals.

Press Release
Updated State Medicaid Fact Sheets by CHA and AAP
February 3, 2017

A new resource provides child-focused Medicaid funding and coverage details for each state.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Cassidy, Collins ACA Repeal/Replace Bill
February 2, 2017

CHA summary of the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced on Jan. 23 by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME)

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid Managed Care Pass-through Payment Rule
January 19, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the proposed rule that would clarify requirements under the Medicaid managed care final rule’s pass through payment ...

Letter or Testimony
Allied Kids Groups Urge Governors to Protect Child Health
January 18, 2017

On Jan. 18, a group of organizations that promote child and maternal health sent a letter to the nation’s governors highlighting the importance of ...

Analysis or Summary
Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Summary
January 12, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the final rule released by CMS which would establish emergency preparedness requirements for providers as a condition of ...

Talking Points
Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act for Children
January 10, 2017

The ACA includes important provisions to make children's health care more age-appropriate, affordable, accessible and timely.It is important that ...

Talking Points
Medicaid and CHIP: Essential Investments in Children
January 10, 2017

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

Association Joins Allied Partners in Urging Congress to Protect Children in Current Health Care Reform Debate
January 6, 2017

On Jan.3 the Association joined other national children’s advocacy groups in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging that lawmakers ...


Action Alert

More than 30 million children  40 percent of all U.S. kids – rely on Medicaid for their health coverage and access to care. Tell your U.S. House representative to keep Medicaid strong for kids!

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.