Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) annually monitors the federal budget process to advocate for children’s healthcare and pediatric research funding. Specific programs of interest to CHOP include, among others:
- Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Program and Medicaid
- Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
- National Institutes of Health
- Poison Control Center funding
- Healthcare workforce funding
CHOP also submits budget requests to the relevant appropriations subcommittees for many programs, including those mentioned above.
In these fiscally uncertain times, it is imperative that the federal government continue to fully fund children’s healthcare and pediatric research to allow children to receive the most advanced care possible. This funding is also critical for CHOP’s researchers to continue contributing to the breakthroughs of tomorrow.
To learn more about how federal budget decisions impact CHOP and our patients, please contact our Government Affairs team.