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Children's Hospitals Congratulate Trump Nominee Alex Azar
November 13, 2017

Alex Azar has a long-standing government career as a leader on health issues, first as HHS General Counsel, and then as HHS Deputy Secretary.

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Children's Hospitals Renew Call for Bipartisan CHIP Extension
October 31, 2017

If CHIP funding is not extended soon, CHIP-enrolled children may become underinsured or uninsured altogether.

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The New Importance of Children in America: A Wake-up Call for Policymakers
October 12, 2017

A new study finds massive demographic changes that will create challenges and elevate the economic role of next generations.

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Children's Hospitals Call on Congress to Act Now to Pass CHIP Legislation
October 4, 2017

The House and Senate both approved bills calling for a five-year extension of CHIP.

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Children's Hospitals to Congress: Extend CHIP Now
October 2, 2017

The federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program has expired, leaving children's families worried about their health care.

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Children's Hospitals Eager to Work with Congress to Improve Kids' Health
September 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate did not advance the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would have made drastic cuts to Medicaid for kids.

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Graham-Cassidy Bill Hearing Held: Children's Hospitals Still Strongly Opposed
September 25, 2017

The legislation still fundamentally alters and cuts funding for 30 million children on Medicaid.

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CHA Statement on Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill
September 18, 2017

Children's hospitals oppose legislation that would slash Medicaid funding.

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Children's Hospitals Honored by Sepsis Alliance for Innovative Work to Improve Outcomes for Pediatric Sepsis
September 13, 2017

2017 Sepsis Hero awarded to nearly 50 of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals and the Children’s Hospital Association.

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Children's Hospitals Commend Senate Lawmakers for CHIP Progress
September 13, 2017

CHA commends United States Senate Finance Committee for five-year extension of CHIP funding.

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Statement by Children's Hospital Association on Senate FY 2018 Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill
September 7, 2017

CHA applauds the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies Committee for funding CHGME at $305 million.

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Children's Hospitals Eager to Work with Congress to Advance Care for Kids
July 28, 2017

The U.S. Senate did not pass the Health Care Freedom Act, referred to as the ‘skinny repeal' legislation

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Children's Hospitals to Senate: Vote No on Medicaid Cuts for Kids
July 25, 2017

The U.S. Senate approved a motion to proceed to the House repeal and replace bill that allows senators to vote on various health care amendments.

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House Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2017 Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
July 20, 2017

Children’s hospitals applaud House initiative that could improve Medicaid for 2 million kids.

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Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Protect Medicaid for Children and Reject the BCRA – a Bad Bill for Kids
July 10, 2017

Children’s hospitals’ patients and their families will meet with members of Congress this week during Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, July ...

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Children’s Hospitals Call on Senate to Protect Kids and Reject “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017”
June 22, 2017

Children’s hospitals are unified in calling on the Senate to reject the bill, “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” which is part of the ongoing ...

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CBO Score Confirms $834 Billion AHCA Cut to Medicaid
May 24, 2017

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its revised score of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and projected a startling ...

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Impact of AHCA on Children Alarming
May 18, 2017

As the Senate deliberates the U.S. House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), Avalere research released today bolsters evidence that child health ...

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Children's Hospitals to Senate: AHCA Fails Kids, Reject the Bill
May 4, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA), putting the health of more than 30 million children who rely ...

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Children's Hospitals Urge House to Vote Against Amended AHCA
April 27, 2017

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) continues to oppose the newly modified American Health Care Act (AHCA) and strongly urges the House of ...

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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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