Washington Update

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

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Washington Update - September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

This week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden introduced S. 1827: Keep Kids’ Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017 (KIDS ACT), a five-year ...

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Washington Update - September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Children’s hospitals are strongly encouraged to join CHA, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other child health advocates in a Day of Action on ...

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Washington Update - September 8, 2017
September 8, 2017

On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing, “The Children’s Health Insurance Program: The Path Forward,” to examine the future ...

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Washington Update - September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017

While CHIP has historically enjoyed broad bipartisan support, Congress must work quickly once it returns from recess in order to extend funding ...

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Washington Update - August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee announced earlier this month that they will hold a CHIP hearing in September. Federal funding for CHIP expires on Sept. ...

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Washington Update - August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017

The Senate will head home for the August recess today after finishing up executive branch nominations and the Food and Drug Administration user fee ...

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Washington Update - July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017

The Senate voted down by a vote of 49-51 the Health Care Freedom Act (commonly referred to in the press as the ‘skinny bill’), that would have ...

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Washington Update - July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a "motion to proceed" to consideration of the House-passed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill that will ...

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Washington Update - July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017

Senate Republicans release a revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — the Senate's Affordable Care Act repeal bill, which ...

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Washington Update - July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017

Negotiations are set to resume among Senate Republicans next week on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — the Senate’s Affordable Care Act ...

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Washington Update - June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017

Senate Republicans abandoned plans to vote before the July 4th recess on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Senate’s revised version of ...

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Washington Update - June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

As part of an effort to improve the security of CHA communications and materials, each Public Policy Update call, held Mondays at 12:30 p.m. ET, will ...

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Washington Update - June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017

The Senate continues working their version of the AHCA, and CHA encourage hospitals to participate in a day of action on June 22.

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Washington Update - June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017

Children’s hospitals are encouraged to continue their efforts to make children’s Medicaid coverage a priority with governors and other state ...

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Washington Update - June 2, 2017
June 2, 2017

CHA has developed a detailed summary of the provisions of the House-passed AHCA (H.R. 1628), that have implications for children’s health.

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Washington Update - May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017

On Wednesday, CBO released a score of the House-passed AHCA (H.R. 1628). CBO projects the AHCA would reduce Medicaid funding by $834 billion over 10 ...

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Washington Update - May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017

New research provides important analytical support for efforts to raise children’s profile in ongoing Hill discussions.

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Washington Update - May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017

While Senate consideration of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) may move slower than recent U.S. House actions, senators, their staffs and their ...

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Washington Update - May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017

On Thursday, the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213. The legislation now heads to the Senate.

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Washington Update - April 28, 2017
April 28, 2017

CHA has summarized an amendment to the AHCA introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., on April 25 that would give states waivers of certain ...

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Washington Update - April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017

Children’s hospitals will place a letter to lawmakers in Sunday’s New York Times, with more than 60 children’s hospital leaders from across the ...

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Washington Update - April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017

Congress is currently in recess until April 24, however, discussions continue on potentially moving forward with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) ...

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Washington Update - April 7, 2017
April 7, 2017

As Congress heads home for two weeks, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) remains dormant, but lawmakers continue to forecast health care policy ...

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Washington Update - March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017

While the March 24 U.S. House vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) may have been cancelled, the debate over possible changes to the health ...

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Washington Update - March 24
March 24, 2017

Advocates are asked to email their U.S. House representative in opposition to the AHCA and the bill’s potential impact on children with Medicaid.

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