Washington Update

This weekly publication provides member hospitals with important news on federal legislative affairs and regulatory actions.

Recent Issues

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Washington Update - May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018

On May 23, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing examining H.R. 5385, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization ...

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Washington Update - May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on H.R. 5385, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018, ...

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Washington Update - May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

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Washington Update - May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

Hospitals are asked to urge House members to co-sponsor H.R. 5385, the Children’s Hospitals GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018.

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Washington Update - April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee passed S. 2597, the Children’s Hospitals GME Support ...

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Washington Update - April 20, 2018
April 20, 2018

Hospitals are asked to please reach out to House members and ask that they co-sponsor H.R. 5385, The Children’s Hospitals GME Support Act of 2018.

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Washington Update - April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018

Hospitals are asked to please reach out to House members and ask that they co-sponsor H.R. 5385, The Children’s Hospitals GME Support Act of 2018.

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Washington Update - April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018

Children’s hospitals are asked to continue to work with Senate offices to submit programmatic funding requests in support of FY 2019 Children’s ...

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Washington Update - March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

Children’s hospitals are asked to continue to work with Senate offices to submit programmatic funding requests in support of FY 2019 Children’s ...

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Washington Update - March 23, 2018
March 23, 2018

On Thursday, both chambers of Congress introduced identical bills to reauthorize the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program ...

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Washington Update - March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018

This week, a total of 27 senators signed on to a bipartisan letter urging the Senate appropriators to include funding in the FY 2018 omnibus funding ...

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Washington Update - March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018

Hospitals are encouraged to reach out to their legislators and urge them to sign the Dear Colleague letters regarding funding for Children's ...

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Washington Update - March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018

Hospitals are encouraged to reach out to House and Senate offices and submit programmatic funding requests in support of FY 2019 funding for ...

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Washington Update - February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018

The U.S. House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee recently announced a deadline of March 19 for members to submit FY 2019 programmatic ...

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Washington Update - February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018

The president's budget is released is major changes for Medicaid and CHGME, while legislators are asked to co-sponsor the ACE Kids Act.

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Washington Update - February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

It is critical that Congress hear from children’s hospitals about how the CHGME program has helped educate the next generation of pediatric ...

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Washington Update - February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., have released a new “Dear Colleague” letter urging their fellow senators to become ...

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Washington Update - January 26, 2018
January 26, 2018

On Monday, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that includes a six-year extension of funding ...

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Washington Update - January 19, 2018
January 19, 2018

Last night, the U.S. House passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) containing a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program ...

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Washington Update - January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018

Children’s hospitals are urged to continue to contact their House and Senate members with the message that Congress must pass a long-term extension, ...

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Washington Update - January 5, 2018
January 5, 2018

After failing to pass a long-term funding bill in December, Congress returns from the holiday break with a growing list of issues that it must ...

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Washington Update - December 22, 2017
December 22, 2017

On Thursday, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that provides continued government funding through Jan. 19, 2018.

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Washington Update - December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017

Congressional leaders continue to assert that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be extended by year-end. However, lawmakers are not ...

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Washington Update - December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) on Dec. 7 to provide ongoing government funding through Dec. 22.

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Washington Update - December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding expired over 60 days ago and Congress has yet to take action on passing a funding extension.

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