WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act was included in a package of Medicaid-related bills introduced in the U.S. House, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 1839). Children's hospitals thank ACE Kids Act lead co-sponsors, Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., for prioritizing children's health by continuing to champion this legislation. We look forward to working with them, along with Senate co-sponsors Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., to pass ACE Kids on behalf of children and families across the country.
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 coordinated access to specialized services the child may need across state lines. In the last Congress, the ACE Kids Act achieved strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, passing the House in 2018 by an overwhelming majority. More than 30 national health organizations support making the ACE Kids Act law.
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