Washington, D.C. — The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the announcement that Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, will be the new Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee.
Before taking up his legislative role, Rep. Burgess served his community as an obstetrician, and his dedication to health has been clear throughout his time in Washington, D.C. During his previous seven terms in Congress, Burgess has consistently been a strong supporter of children’s hospitals and the children they serve. In the 114th Congress, he served as the lead cosponsor on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which extended funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for an additional two years, and cosponsored the ACE Kids Act (H.R. 546), a bill designed to improve care for children with medical complexity on Medicaid. Burgess has also been a champion for the Children’s Hospital Graduate Education program (CHGME) through his work leading an annual “Dear Colleague” letter calling for strong funding for this vital program.
The Health Subcommittee has oversight of major issues affecting children’s health, including Medicaid, CHIP and CHGME. Children’s hospitals look forward to working with Chairman Burgess and the rest of the Health Subcommittee to ensure that every child across the country has access to high quality, cost-effective care tailored to meet their unique health care needs.
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The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.