WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act, H.R. 3325), co-sponsored by Reps. Barton, R-Texas, and Castor, D-Fla., to the House floor for consideration. This legislative progress represents another important step for children, and on behalf of the patients and families we serve, children’s hospitals thank Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, D-N.J., for their leadership on this critical issue.
The ACE Kids Act supports better coordination of care for children with the most medically complex conditions who rely on Medicaid as their insurance or to supplement their employer-sponsored plan. It would also reduce spending by supporting care closest to the child’s home and community, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, and providing more seamless access to needed care across state lines. More than 20 national health organizations have added their support to the Children’s Hospital Association’s advocacy for this important legislation.
We look forward to working with leaders to swiftly pass this legislation out of the House. Together, we can move children’s health care forward.
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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.