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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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Children's Hospitals: Separating Children from Their Parents Damages Their Health
June 22, 2018

Children’s Hospital Association supports an end to the practice of separating children from their parents and reunification of families who have been affected.

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Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Prioritize Children's Health and Pass Bipartisan Solutions for Kids
June 19, 2018

Child patients and their families will join children's hospitals from across the country in Washington, D.C., for Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, to speak to the importance of prioritizing children's health

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Children's Hospitals Commend House Appropriations Subcommittee for Investing in Kids
June 14, 2018

House Labor-HHS Subcommittee approves $325 million in FY 2019 funding the the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

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Congressional Testimony: Strengthen the Pediatric Workforce for Children
May 23, 2018

Pediatrician calls on Congress to reauthorize CHGME program for five years.

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Senate HELP Advances Critical Investment in Kids' Health
April 24, 2018

The Senate HELP Committee voted today to advance the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act to the full Senate.

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Bills Introduced in Senate and House to Reauthorize Critical Pediatric Training Program
March 22, 2018

Bills to reauthorize the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program were introduced on March 22, 2018, in the U.S. House and Senate.

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Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Honored with Top Pediatric Quality Award for Developing a Culture of Safety, Eliminating Serious Safety Events
March 6, 2018

The award honors a four-year project to improve serious safety event (SSE) reporting, recognition and interventions that would decrease the SSE rate to zero.

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Rick Merrill Chairs Children’s Hospital Association 2018 Board of Trustees
February 15, 2018

Rick W. Merrill became chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) on Jan. 1, 2018.

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Bipartisan Funding Bill Supports Children's Health
February 9, 2018

Children's hospitals encourage Congress to continue recognizing our national priority to invest in children’s health.

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate New HHS Secretary, Azar
January 24, 2018

Azar has a long-standing career as a leader on health issues in the government and private sector.

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Children’s Hospitals Applaud CHIP Funding Extension
January 22, 2018

This extension will provide strong, stable funding for state CHIP programs and certainty for families.

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