As the 115th Congress begins, the Association and allied organizations continue efforts to press Congress to prioritize child health. On Jan.3 the Association joined other national children’s advocacy groups in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging that lawmakers adopt a “do no harm” approach with respect to children and children’s health care in the current debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Furthermore, the letter states that in the event of repeal of the ACA, repeal must be accompanied by passage of a full, immediate replacement that meets the needs of children and their families. The letter highlights the historic coverage gains that have been made within the child health space as a result of CHIP and Medicaid.
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