House passes the ACE Kids Act! Next Up: Senate
The House of Representatives passed the ACE Kids Act on December 11th!
Now, we push for passage of its companion legislation (S.428) in the Senate before this legislative session comes to a close.
The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 would take an important step toward fixing the fragmented healthcare system for children with medically complex conditions - like childhood cancer.
The ACE Kids Act would improve care for approximately two million children with medical complexities in the Medicaid program. The bill would provide more consistency for children with medical complexity as they often need to travel across state lines for care, which currently results in coverage issues since Medicaid coverage may differ from state to state. We've been honored to join the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, along with the Children’s Hospital Association, in supporting this legislation.
Providing children with complex medical conditions enrolled in Medicaid the best possible care is a national challenge, and the ACE Kids Act will bring us closer to ensuring these vulnerable children receive the care they need.
Thank you for helping us get this bill across the finish line in the final days of this legislative session!