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Joint Statement from National Hospital Associations on DHS Public Charge Final Rule
August 12, 2019

Hospitals and health systems ask the administration to withdraw the public charge final rule—it would negatively impact the health of communities.

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Joint Statement from National Hospital Associations on Proposed CY 2020 OPPS Rule
July 29, 2019

National hospital associations asks the administration to reverse course on a new rule dealing with price transparency.

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Children’s Hospital Association’s Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day
June 25, 2019

The ACE Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 1226) is introduced in the House by Reps. Castor, Bilirakis, Eshoo and Herrera Beutler.

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Children’s Hospitals Support Bipartisan Congressional Action to Delay Cuts to Supplemental Medicaid Payments
May 14, 2019

Children's hospitals commend House leaders for their support in delaying harmful DSH cuts.

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Appropriations Committee Takes Step to Invest in Kids’ Health
May 8, 2019

Children's hospitals thank the U.S. House Appropriations Committee for proposing $350 million for CHGME in FY 2020.

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President Trump Enacts the ACE Kids Act
April 18, 2019

President Trump signed the bipartisan ACE Kids Act into law, which will improve care for children with medically complex conditions who rely on Medicaid for health care coverage.

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Congress Passes the ACE Kids Act — Improving Care for Children
April 2, 2019

Congress passed the bipartisan ACE Kids Act, which will improve care for children with medically complex conditions who rely on Medicaid for health care coverage.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud U.S. House Passage of ACE Kids Act
March 25, 2019

The U.S. House took an important step for children by passing the bipartisan ACE Kids Act as part of a larger package of Medicaid-related bills (H.R. 1839).

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U.S. House to Take Action on Bipartisan ACE Kids Act
March 22, 2019

The bipartisan ACE Kids Act was included in a package of Medicaid-related bills, H.R. 1839, introduced in the U.S. House.

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New National Photo Exhibit Captures How Children's Hospitals Help Kids Thrive
March 11, 2019

The Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit showcases the ways children's hospitals help all children thrive, and the online exhibit includes stories behind the photos, allowing viewers to read first-hand accounts from patients, parents, doctors and other health care providers.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud U.S. House Introduction of Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2019
February 21, 2019

The ACE Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 1226) is introduced in the House by Reps. Castor, Bilirakis, Eshoo and Herrera Beutler.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud U.S. Senate Introduction of Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2019
February 4, 2019

The ACE Kids Act of 2019 (S. 317) is reintroduced by Sens. Grassley and Bennet.

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Kurt Newman, M.D., Elected Chair of Children's Hospital Association Board of Trustees
January 7, 2019

Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C., became Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) for a one-year term.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud U.S. House Passage of ACE Kids Act
December 11, 2018

The U.S. House passed the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act) as part of H.R. 7217.

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New Report Highlights Why Medicaid is Critical to America's Military Readiness
November 15, 2018

A coalition of military family and health advocacy groups released a new report highlighting the crucial role Medicaid plays for millions of military children.

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In CMMI-funded Project, Children's Hospitals Improve Medicaid for Children with Complex Medical Conditions, Simultaneously Reducing Spending
October 2, 2018

Children's hospitals improve Medicaid for children with complex medical conditions, while simultaneously reducing spending, in CMMI-funded project.

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Children's Hospitals Oppose Rule Risking Children's Access to Health Care
September 24, 2018

Administration releases proposed rule risking access to health care for many children by counting the use of Medicaid against children who are seeking to obtain a visa or green card.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud President Trump for Prioritizing Children's Health
September 19, 2018

President signs CHGME reauthorization into law, extending vital training program for five years.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud House Energy and Commerce Advancement of ACE Kids Act
September 13, 2018

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act, H.R. 3325), co-sponsored by Reps. Barton, R-Texas, and Castor, D-Fla., to the House floor for consideration.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud House Subcommittee Advancement of ACE Kids Act
September 7, 2018

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee voted to advance the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act, H.R. 3325).

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Lawmakers Focus on Helping Children with Bipartisan ACE Kids Act
September 5, 2018

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing today to discuss the bipartisan ACE Kids Act (H.R. 3325).

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U.S. Senate Votes to Reauthorize CHGME and Support Nation's Pediatricians
September 4, 2018

U.S. Senate votes to extend CHGME program, critical to maintaining our nation's pediatric workforce, by five additional years.

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U.S. House Votes to Reauthorize CHGME and Support Nation's Pediatricians
July 23, 2018

U.S. House votes to extend CHGME program by five additional years.

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House Health Subcommittee Advances Critical Investment in Kids' Health
June 27, 2018

H.R. 5385, the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018, extends the CHGME program for five years to support pediatric physician training.

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Children's Hospitals Commend Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Investing in Kids
June 26, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approves $325 million in FY 2019 funding the the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

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