Letters or Testimonies

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Allied Behavioral Health Groups Voice Support for National Suicide Hotline Implementation
February 18, 2020

CHA and allied behavioral health organizations sent a letter to the FCC supporting a proposed rule implementing the national suicide hotline.

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CHA Comments on Insurer Cost and Price Transparency Proposed Rule
January 29, 2020

CHA submitted comments on a proposed rule that imposes new cost and price transparency requirements on commercial insurers.

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CHA Comments on Proposed Changes to TRICARE Reimbursement Methodology for Children's Hospitals
January 29, 2020

CHA submitted a comment letter to the DoD on proposed changes to the TRICARE reimbursement methodology.

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CHA Supports The Social Determinants Accelerator Act
January 10, 2020

CHA joined a group letter to the House E&C Committee encouraging movement on the Social Determinants Accelerator Act.

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Letter of Support for Bipartisan Action on Medicaid DSH
December 16, 2019

CHA sent a letter to House and Senate leaders asking them to eliminate cuts to DSH in 2020 and 2021.

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CHA endorses MEDS Act
November 6, 2019

CHA joined over 50 allied health partners in supporting S. 2723, the MEDS Act.

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CHA Endorses House Bill to Boost Support for Pediatric Researchers
October 24, 2019

CHA endorses bill to increase support for pediatric researchers.

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CHA Supports Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program
July 18, 2019

CHA voices support for the EMPOWER for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781).

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Children’s Groups Joint Comments to HUD on Health Impact of Proposed Subsidy Eligibility Changes
July 12, 2019

On July 9, nine children’s health groups, including CHA, submitted joint comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that urged the agency to withdraw a proposed rule to restrict mixed-status immigrant families’ eligibility to housing subsidies.

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CHA Comment Letter on CMS Co-location Guidance
July 5, 2019

CHA submitted comments to CMS on draft Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) interpretive guidance recently released in a State Survey Agency Directors memorandum.

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CHA Joins Medicaid Groups in Expressing Concerns with the Medicaid “Fiscal Cliff” on U.S. Territories
June 21, 2019

This week, CHA joined allied Medicaid groups in raising concerns around the impact of the Medicaid fiscal cliff on beneficiaries and providers in the U.S. territories.

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CHA Comments on Inflation Index Changes and Impact on Poverty Thresholds
June 21, 2019

CHA submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on possible changes to the inflation index used to annually update the federal poverty threshold.

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CHA Issues Statement for the Record on the Lower Health Care Costs Act
June 18, 2019

On June 17, CHA submitted a statement for the record in advance of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on the Lower Health Care Costs Act.

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House Subcommittee Discusses Medicaid DSH Cuts
June 7, 2019

On June 4, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing examining cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments scheduled to take effect Oct. 1

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Child Health Groups Endorse the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019
May 17, 2019

This week, CHA—in collaboration with child health and school-based organizations—sent a letter to House and Senate leadership endorsing H.R. 2075/ S. 1013, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

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CHA Comments on Interstate Health Insurance Sales
May 9, 2019

CHA submitted joint comments on behalf of allied children's groups and joined with the Habilitation Coalition in response to an RFI requesting recommendations on eliminating barriers to selling insurance across state lines.

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CHA and Allied Groups Request FY 2020 Funding for Pediatric Mental Health Grants
April 11, 2019

CHA joins allied groups in requested FY 2020 funding for the pediatric mental health care access grants.

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CHA Endorses Bills to Improve Competition in Generic Drug Market
April 11, 2019

CHA signs letter endorsing bills to increase competition in the generic drug market.

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CHA Endorses the Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act
April 3, 2019

CHA endorses Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act.

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Allied Groups Letter to CMS on Mental Health and Substance Use Care in Schools
February 27, 2019

CHA joined 46 allied organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spearheaded by Mental Health America, that details opportunities to leverage the Medicaid program to address mental health and substance use in a school setting.

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Children’s Groups Joint Comments on Annual Private Insurance Rule
February 21, 2019

Six allied children’s organizations joined CHA on a comment letter to CMS in response to the 2020 Proposed Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters.

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Request for Information on Advancing Tobacco Control Practices for Youth and Young Adults
February 14, 2019

CHA submitted a comment letter in response to the RFI that focused on advancing control practices to reduce and eliminate tobacco use among youth and young adults.

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Summary on Public Charge Proposed Rule
December 14, 2018

The proposed rule would be problematic for children since it does not recognize the importance of Medicaid and CHIP in the coverage landscape for children, particularly those with chronic or complex conditions who qualify based on medical need.

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Letter to Surgeon General and CDC on Community Health Call to Action
November 9, 2018

CHA signed onto a letter with several other public health organizations to share evidence, examples and recommendations to help promote and sustain private section investment in community health.