• Press Release
  • September 24, 2018

Children's Hospitals Oppose Rule Risking Children's Access to Health Care

Media Contact

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security has released a proposed rule risking access to health care for many children in the United States by counting the use of Medicaid against children who are seeking to obtain a visa or green card. Medicaid is a vital source of children's health care coverage for all children in the U.S. The program provides children fundamental preventative care, such as vaccines and check-ups, as well as more complicated care when a child requires surgery or complex and ongoing treatments. Families should not have to choose between their health and remaining together.

Children's hospitals, on behalf of the children and families we serve, ask the Administration to prioritize the health and well-being of all children and withdraw this rule.

About the Children's Hospital Association

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.