Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate approved a motion to proceed to the House repeal and replace bill that allows senators to vote on various health care amendments. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) or a similar proposal is likely to be considered. The provisions in the BCRA put at risk the health of more than 30 million children who rely on Medicaid by cutting the program for kids by tens of billions of dollars and undermining their health coverage, benefits and access. As the BCRA — or any bill that cuts Medicaid for kids — is presented to the Senate for consideration, children’s hospitals urge lawmakers to reject it outright.
Funding cuts and other changes that limit children's access and benefits 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 senators to vote no on any health care bill that fails to safeguard Medicaid for children.
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.