• Press Release
  • December 11, 2018

Children's Hospitals Applaud U.S. House Passage of ACE Kids Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House passed the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act) as part of H.R. 7217. This bill will improve care for children in Medicaid with the most medically complex conditions — in supporting it, lawmakers expressed their support for our nation's sickest children. Children's hospitals and the patients and families we serve thank champions Reps. Barton, R-Texas, and Castor, D-Fla., for their unwavering commitment to children.

The ACE Kids Act supports better coordination of care for children with medically complex conditions, reducing the burden on families. It also supports care closest to children's homes and communities, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, and providing more seamless access to needed care across state lines. More than 30 national health organizations support making the ACE Kids Act law.

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. On behalf of our nation's children's hospitals, we look forward to working with Congress to pass the ACE Kids Act — children across the country are counting on it.

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The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.