• Press Release
  • February 4, 2019

Children's Hospitals Applaud U.S. Senate Introduction of Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2019

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Legislation is designed to help the nation's sickest children 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act of 2019 (S. 317) was introduced in the U.S. Senate by lead co-sponsors Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. Children's hospitals applaud Sens. Grassley and Bennet for prioritizing children's health by championing legislation to help our nation's sickest children.

The ACE Kids Act supports better coordination of care for children with complex medical conditions in Medicaid, reducing the burden on families. It enables care closest to the families' homes and communities, reduces unnecessary hospitalizations, and provides more seamless access to specialized care the child may need across state lines. This legislative effort follows the ACE Kids Act of 2017, which achieved strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, passing the House late last year by an overwhelming majority.

The House of Representatives is expected to introduce similar legislation in the coming days. Children's hospitals look forward to working with lawmakers to advance the bipartisan ACE Kids Act on behalf of children and families across the country.

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.