Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA), putting the health of more than 30 million children who rely on Medicaid
at risk. The AHCA drastically cuts Medicaid and does not protect coverage, benefits and access to care for children. As the Senate considers the bill, children’s hospitals urge senators to reject the House bill.
The AHCA as passed by the House would be disastrous for our nation’s children. The bill cuts state health care budgets by more than $800 billion over 10 years — children could see their health care cut by tens of billions of dollars. Other changes contained in the bill would make the health care system worse for children, not better.
On behalf of our nation’s children’s hospitals and the patients and families they serve, Children’s Hospital Association asks the Senate to safeguard Medicaid for children. Now is the time to protect our children — the future of our nation.
About the Children's Hospital Association
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.