Press Releases

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Recent Releases

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Children's Hospitals' Statement on Enactment of the American Rescue Plan of 2021
March 11, 2021

Children's hospitals applaud the enactment of the American Rescue Plan, which contains numerous provisions benefitting the health and well-being of children and families.

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Mental and Behavioral Health in Children: A Crisis Made Worse by the Pandemic
February 24, 2021

CHA and the American Academy of Pediatrics call on Congress and the Biden administration to prioritize children's mental, emotional and behavioral health in proposals addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children’s Hospital Association Launches Special Photo Series
January 27, 2021

This week the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) debuts Stronger Together - Children’s Hospitals During COVID-19, a special photo series portraying the response of children’s hospitals and their patients to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Marcy Doderer Elected Chair of Children's Hospital Association's Board of Trustees
January 22, 2021

Marcy Doderer elected chair of Children's Hospital Association's Board of Trustees.

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Amy Wimpey Knight Appointed President of Children's Hospital Association
January 22, 2021

Amy Wimpey Knight appointed president of CHA.

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Children's Hospitals Congratulate President Biden, Vice President Harris
January 20, 2021

Children's hospitals extend best wishes to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their team.

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Children’s Hospitals Support Health-related Provisions in Omnibus
December 23, 2020

Children's hospitals support the health-related provisions in the COVID-19 relief package and call for a focus on children's mental health in the next Congress.

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Hospitals and Pharmacists File Lawsuit Over Drug Companies' Refusals of 340B Discounts
December 11, 2020

CHA and other hospital organizations filed a federal lawsuit today against HHS over the department's failure to enforce 340 Drug Discount Program requirements and halt drug company actions that undermine the program.

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Children's Hospitals Call on Congress to Prioritize Children's Health
December 8, 2020

Pediatric providers call on Congress to support children's hospitals and ensure Medicaid remains strong.

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Children's Hospitals Applaud Legislation to Improve Children's Health Care
September 25, 2020

Children's hospitals applaud the introduction of the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act in the Senate.

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Children’s Hospitals’ Statement on Essential COVID-19 Relief
August 20, 2020

Children’s hospitals thank the administration and Congress for broadening their recognition of the pandemic’s impact on children and its financial impact on children’s hospitals.

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Kids Ask Congress to Prioritize Children's Health Care During Virtual Visits with Lawmakers
August 6, 2020

Patients at children's hospitals ask Congress to prioritize children's health care during virtual visits.

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Children's Hospital Association Statement on Racism and Child Health
June 17, 2020

CHA condemns all forms of intolerance and believes all children deserve an equal shot at reaching their full potential.

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HHS Distribution of CARES Act to Date Has Overlooked Our Nation's Children's Hospitals
June 10, 2020

Children's hospitals ask the Administration and HHS to provide immediate COVID-19 financial relief.

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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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