Washington Update

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

Recent Issues

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Washington Update - October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Please continue to urge representatives and senators to co-sponsor the ACE Kids Act (H.R. 3325/S. 428). The ACE Kids Act currently has 128 ...

Washington Update - October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

Continue to urge legislators to cosponsor the ACE Kids Act while they are home on recess.

Washington Update - September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

The ACE Kids Act (H.R. 3325) was not among the bills considered by the House of Representatives this week. With the House now in recess, the earliest ...

Washington Update - September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

On Tuesday, President Trump signed H.R. 5385 into law, reauthorizing the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five ...

Washington Update - September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018

President Trump is expected to sign the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) reauthorization bill, H.R. 5385, early next week — ...

Washington Update - September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018

Friday, the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Subcommittee on Health advanced H.R. 3325 (the ACE Kids Act). During the markup session, Rep. Barton ...

Washington Update - August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018

House Energy and Commerce Committee announces Sept. 5 hearing for H.R. 3325, the ACE Kids Act.

Washington Update - August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018

In the House, co-sponsors of H.R. 3325 continue to push for an early September hearing and markup of the bill in the Energy and Commerce (E&C) ...

Washington Update - August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018

The Senate and House champions are hopeful for committee action on the ACE Kids Act this fall and have stressed the importance of a strong show of ...

Washington Update - August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018

The Senate and House champions are hopeful for committee action on the ACE Kids Act this fall and have stressed the importance of a strong show of ...

Washington Update - August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018

Children’s hospitals should continue to urge their members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 3325 and S. 428.

Washington Update - July 27, 2018
July 27, 2018

Hospitals should complete/update federal essential community provider petition by Aug. 22.

Washington Update - July 20, 2018
July 20, 2018

We ask you to please continue to urge House and Senate members to co-sponsor H.R. 5385 and S. 2597, bills that would reauthorize the Children’s ...

Washington Update - July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018

On Thursday, July 12, the full House Energy and Commerce Committee approved H.R. 5385, the CHGME reauthorization bill.

Washington Update - June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a FY 2019 funding bill for the Departments of Labor, HHS, and Education recommending $325 ...

Washington Update - June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

The full House Appropriations Committee is set to mark up the FY 2019 appropriations bill approved last week by the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee ...

Washington Update - June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018

The House Appropriations Labor, HHS, and Education Subcommittee approved its version of the FY 2019 Labor, HHS, Education funding bill. Included in ...


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