Press Releases

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Children's Hospitals Welcome Essential COVID-19 Relief from HHS Allocation
May 1, 2020

CHA thanks HHS for broadening the relief effort to recognize the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 surge response on all providers.

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Trump Administration Pledges Relief to Children’s Hospitals in COVID-19 Fight
April 8, 2020

CHA thanks administration for recognition of children’s hospitals’ unique contributions during the pandemic.

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Children's Hospitals Address National Surge Capacity
April 3, 2020

CHA releases pediatric guidance informing local coordinator of hospital beds, staff and supplies for COVID-19 patients.

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Children’s Hospitals Thank Congress for COVID-19 Prevention and Preparation Funding
March 26, 2020

Children's hospitals thank Congress for crucial funding during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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President’s Budget Risks Children’s Health
February 11, 2020

Children's hospitals call on Congress to instead strengthen our investment in children’s health.

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Children's Hospitals Call on CMS to Withdraw Block Grant Guidance to States
January 30, 2020

Children's hospitals call on CMS to withdraw Medicaid block grant guidance to states.

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Kimberly Cripe Elected Chair of Children’s Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees
January 8, 2020

Kimberly Cripe, president and CEO of CHOC Children’s in Orange County, became Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) for a one-year term.

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Enacted Spending Deal Recognizes Children’s Health
December 20, 2019

The recent spending deal delays Medicaid DSH cuts and funds CHGME.

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Children’s Hospitals Support Bipartisan Congressional Action to Provide Relief from Medicaid Payments Cuts
December 12, 2019

CHA thanks Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., for proposals to provide relief from Medicaid DSH cuts.

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Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Over Illegal Rule Mandating Public Disclosure of Individually Negotiated Rates
December 4, 2019

Today, four national organizations sued the federal government, challenging last month’s contract disclosure rule from CMS.

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Children's Hospitals Alarmed by Drop in Children's Insurance Rate
September 11, 2019

A Census Bureau report shows a startling increase of uninsured children in 2018.

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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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