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 - April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

This week, President Trump signed the ACE Kids Act into law.

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Washington Update - April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

Register today for 2019 Family Advocacy Day and don't forget to thank your congressional delegation for passing the ACE Kids Act.

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Washington Update - April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019

Thank Congress for passing the ACE Kids Act and encourage senators to support strong FY 2020 CHGME funding.

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Washington Update - March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Urge Congress to pass H.R. 1839 and enact the ACE Kids Act.

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Washington Update - March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

The ACE Kids Act was incorporated into the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 1839). Urge Congress to pass H.R. 1839 and enact the ACE Kids Act.

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Washington Update - March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

Ask congressional offices to submit programmatic funding requests in support of CHGME funding of $400 million for FY 2020.

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Washington Update - March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019

Please reach out to congressional offices and ask them to submit programmatic funding requests in support of CHGME funding of $400 million for FY 2020.

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Washington Update - March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

CHA is asking that Congress provide $400 million for CHGME in FY 2020.

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Washington Update - February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Please reach out to your senators and representatives and urge them to co-sponsor the ACE Kids Act (S. 317/H.R. 1226).

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Washington Update - February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Yesterday, the U.S. House introduced the ACE Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 1226). This bill follows the Senate version (S. 317) introduced last week.

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Washington Update - February 2, 2019
February 8, 2019

The U.S. Senate introduced the ACE Kids Act of 2019. The bill — S. 317 — was introduced by lead co-sponsors Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

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Washington Update - February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

Congressional staff have informed us that reintroduction of the ACE Kids Act may occur as soon as early next week; we will provide additional updates on timing as they become available.

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Washington Update - January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Government relations (GRs) professionals now have a way to share information and ask questions among themselves related to state health policy challenges, opportunities and strategies in our new web-based State Health Policy Discussion Group.

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Washington Update - January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019

Over the coming weeks, we look to work with the champions of the ACE Kids Act — Sens. Grassley and Bennet, and Rep. Castor — along with committee staff to identify next steps on the legislation in the new Congress.

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Washington Update - January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019

Over the coming weeks, we will look to work with the champions of the ACE Kids Act — Sens. Grassley and Bennet, and Rep. Castor — along with committee staff to identify next steps on the legislation in the new Congress.

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Washington Update - January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

115th Congress concludes without Senate passing ACE Kids Act.

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Washington Update - December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018

As of midday Friday, the Senate had not passed H.R. 7217, the IMPROVE Act, which includes the ACE Kids Act..

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Washington Update - December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7217, the IMPROVE Act, which incorporates the ACE Kids Act and several other health care bills, by a bipartisan vote of 400-11.

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Washington Update - December 7, 2018
December 7, 2018

The ACE Kids Act will be on the floor next week as part of a package of bipartisan health bills! Please reach out to your House members now and ask them to vote for H.R. 7217, which includes the ACE Kids Act.

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Washington Update - November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018

Please continue to ask both House and Senate members to tell leadership in their respective chambers to enact the ACE Kids Act this year.

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Washington Update - November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018

The Tricare for Kids Coalition — which includes CHA — publicly released a report titled “America’s Military Readiness and the Essential Role of Medicaid,” highlighting Medicaid’s coverage of 3.6 million children in military families, including 3.4 million children of veterans and 200,000 children of those on active duty.

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Washington Update - November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018

This week’s midterm elections have resulted in a divided Congress for 2019-2020, with Republicans retaining the majority in the Senate and Democrats capturing the House.

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Washington Update - November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a proposed rule that would change the effective date of the 340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation.

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Washington Update - October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

On Oct. 23, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center announced the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, which focuses on the alignment and coordination of care for pregnant and postpartum women with an opioid use disorder (OUD) covered by Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Washington Update - October 19, 2018
October 19, 2018

The ACE Kids Act currently has 130 co-sponsors in the House and 39 in the Senate.

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