Talking Points


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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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Contact Lawmakers: Setting a Benchmark Payment Rate Could Impede Access to Pediatric Care
July 18, 2019

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

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Prevent the Medicaid DSH Cuts
June 24, 2019

Children's hospitals ask Congress to prevent the Medicaid DSH cuts that got into effect Oct. 1, 2019.

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Pass the ACE Kids Act (included in H.R. 1839)
April 2, 2019

On April 2, the ACE Kids Act passed the U.S. Senate as part of a package of Medicaid bills, the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 1839).

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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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Co-sponsor the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act (S. 2415)
June 15, 2018

Senators are encouraged to co-sponsor S. 2415, The Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act.

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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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Medicaid is Vital to Children's Health
December 1, 2016

As Congress considers Medicaid proposals, it is imperative that any reforms protect a sustainable, viable Medicaid program for children.

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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.