• Press Release
  • November 18, 2016

More than 16,000 Petition Congress to Pass the ACE Kids Act

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Gina Drioane | Manager, Public Policy Communications | (202) 753-5372

Kids Deliver Giant Petition to Leadership Offices

Kids deliver more than 16,000 signatures to the Capitol, part of a nationwide petition to pass ACE Kids Act. Washington, D.C. – A petition asking Congress to pass the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids Act, H.R. 546/S. 298) this year received more than 16,000 signatures from supporters across the United States. Speak Now for Kids, an advocacy network sponsored by Children’s Hospital Association, delivered phonebook-size copies of the petition to leadership offices on Capitol Hill. Four-year-old child ambassadors presented the petition to staff to remind legislators that children need help now.

The ACE Kids Act would strengthen Medicaid for families of children with complex medical conditions and reduce health care spending by establishing teams of pediatric providers to integrate and coordinate care specifically designed for these children. It would also allow families to more easily cross state lines for care their children need, and improve that care thanks to standardized measures and national data.

The ACE Kids Act has been cosponsored by more than half of the House of Representatives and 40 senators. The petition calls on Congress to support the families of children with the most serious health conditions in Medicaid and pass this bipartisan legislation before the end of 2016. 

Get more information about children with medical complexity and the ACE Kids Act.

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