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Statement on AHCA by Children’s Hospital Association
March 23, 2017

Children's hospitals reject the American Health Care Act for failing children.

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Statement on Congressional Budget Office Scoring of the American Health Care Act
March 16, 2017

Children’s hospitals are alarmed by the American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) potential negative impact on children.

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate Seema Verma as CMS Administrator
March 14, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the official confirmation of Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

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Congressional Testimony: Funding for Pediatric Workforce Essential
March 8, 2017

Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, called on Congress to continue providing strong support for the CHGME.

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Children's Hospital Association Statement on the American Health Care Act
March 7, 2017

On behalf of the over 200 children’s hospitals nationwide, CHA asks Congress to continue improving the American Health Care Act for children.

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Bipartisan Bill, ACE Kids Act of 2017, Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
February 17, 2017

Children’s hospitals support S. 428 to advance care for children with complex medical conditions in Medicaid.

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate Price as HHS Secretary
February 10, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the official confirmation of Tom Price as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services ...

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Updated State Medicaid Fact Sheets by CHA and AAP
February 3, 2017

A new resource provides child-focused Medicaid funding and coverage details for each state.

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Children's Hospital Association Launches National Photo Exhibit
January 25, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) launched its 2017 Children’s Hospitals Photo Exhibit this week via an online gallery.

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Madeline Bell to Chair Children’s Hospital Association 2017 Board of Trustees
January 23, 2017

Madeline Bell, president and CEO of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) began her term as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s ...

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate Rep. Burgess on Chairmanship of Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee
January 6, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the announcement that Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, will be the new Chairman of the House Energy and ...

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Statement by Children’s Hospital Association on MACPAC 5-year CHIP Extension Recommendation
December 16, 2016

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) applauds the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) for their newly released ...

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate Trump Nominees Rep. Tom Price and Seema Verma
December 6, 2016

CHA welcomes the announcement of two new leadership selections within the Trump Administration: Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Seema Verma.

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Mattel Inc. Funds Therapeutic and Adaptive Play in Children’s Hospitals
December 5, 2016

Six children’s hospitals received Mattel Inc. grants for programs that integrate adaptive play and provide sensory distraction as a means to ...

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More than 16,000 Petition Congress to Pass the ACE Kids Act
November 18, 2016

A petition asking Congress to pass the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 this year receives more than 16,000 signatures from supporters ...

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Children’s Hospital Association Joins Other Advocates in Modern Medicaid Alliance
October 13, 2016

CHA joins more than two dozen national advocacy organizations to launch the Modern Medicaid Alliance.

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Statement by Children’s Hospital Association on House FY 2017 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
July 8, 2016

CHA thanks the House Labor-HHS, Education & Related Agencies Subcommittee for including $300 million for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical ...

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Congressional Hearing Set for ACE Kids Act
July 6, 2016

The ACE Kids Act would improve care for children with complex medical conditions nationwide by facilitating more seamless, coordinated care from ...

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Statement by Children’s Hospital Association on ACE Kids Act Hearing in U.S. House of Representatives
June 30, 2016

On behalf of the millions of children and families served by the nation’s children’s hospitals, we thank the Energy and Commerce Committee, ...

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Children with Complex Medical Conditions and Their Families Urge Congress to Pass the ACE Kids Act of 2015
June 15, 2016

More than 40 children with medically complex conditions and their families will meet this week with members of Congress during the Children’s ...

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Children's Hospital Association Statement on Senate-Labor HHS FY 2017 Appropriations
June 7, 2016

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) thanks the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee for including ...

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Most U.S. Adults Say Today's Children Have Worse Health Than in Past Generations
April 18, 2016

According to a new survey of adults nationwide, the dominant perception is that children’s health is worse today than it was when respondents ...

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MACPAC Report Reinforces Importance of CHIP
March 18, 2016

A new MACPAC report shows that in every state where the Children's Health Insurance Program is a standalone program, it is more affordable than ...

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Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Honored with Top Pediatric Quality Award for Improving Care Delivery to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Patients
March 8, 2016

Along with Yale-New Haven, three other children’s hospitals were named category winners, and one was recognized with a distinctive achievement award ...

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President's Proposal on CHGME 'Major Step Forward'
February 9, 2016

President Obama's FY2017 budget proposal would strengthen the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program.

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