Talking Points


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Urge Congress to Pass Enhanced Funding for CHGME
November 6, 2020

Reach out and ask congressional members to include $250 million in additional funding for the CHGME program.

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Urge Congress to Pass Relief from Pending DSH Cuts and Address Third Party Payment Issue
October 28, 2020

Children's hospitals urge Congress to prevent Medicaid DSH cuts from going into effect and enact the MACPAC recommendation on third-party payment.

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Co-sponsor the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act
October 2, 2020

Senators and members of Congress are encouraged to co-sponsor S. 4717/H.R. 5900, the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act..

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Advocacy Efforts for Children's Hospitals' COVID-19 Relief Funding
August 25, 2020

Mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19 on children's hospitals and the pediatric health care system for our nation's children is critical.

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Support Children's Health and Children's Hospitals in COVID-19 Emergency Relief
August 10, 2020

Children's hospitals ask Congress to provide COVID-19 relief funding to children's hospitals and block cuts and changes to Medicaid that could harm children's health care.

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MFAR Risks Children's Access to Care
March 12, 2020

Children's hospitals, along with a broad array of Medicaid stakeholders, urge CMS to withdraw MFAR.

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Solutions to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills Must Also Protect Children’s Health
January 31, 2020

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation to address surprise medical bills. Talking points on surprise billing are available.

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CHGME is Vital to Kids' Health
August 8, 2019

Increased federal support for the CHGME program will help address workforce shortages that exist in pediatric specialties.

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How 340B Helps Hospitals
March 7, 2019

The federal 340B program supports children's hospitals in their mission to serve low-income, uninsured and under-insured patients.

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CHIP: A Bipartisan Success Story
January 16, 2019

Children's hospitals applaud Congress for passing a 10-year CHIP extension, providing stability for millions of children who rely on CHIP.

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Prioritize Kids' Health: Safeguard Medicaid
June 15, 2018

Congress must safeguard Medicaid for the children who depend on it to lead healthy, productive lives.

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Summary of Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act (S. 2415)
April 20, 2018

Summary of the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act (S. 2415) legislation, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

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Medicaid and CHIP: Essential Investments in Children
August 31, 2017

As Congress considers Medicaid and CHIP proposals, it is imperative that coverage and access for children are not jeopardized.

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Protect Kids: Reject the BCRA
July 7, 2017

CHA encourages the Senate to reject the BCRA, which does not protect children’s Medicaid coverage and benefits.

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Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act for Children
January 10, 2017

The ACA includes important provisions to make children's health care more age-appropriate, affordable, accessible and timely.It is important that children do not lose the protections and gains created by these provisions.

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Advocacy Tips for State Selection of New Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plans
September 17, 2015

Children’s hospitals should monitor their state’s consideration of a new base-benchmark plan to ensure it meets children’s health needs.

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Provider Networks Must Ensure Access to Pediatric Specialty Providers
September 15, 2014

Hospitals may use these points to emphasize how narrow and limited provider networks threaten children's access to care.

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Maintain Payment Equity For Medicaid Primary Care Services
June 1, 2014

These points urge Congress to maintain payment equity for primary care services to improve access to care for children and others enrolled in the Medicaid program.