The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids (ACE) Act of 2015 continues to gain legislative support in Congress. The bill — endorsed by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Children’s Hospital Association, and numerous children’s hospitals across the country — aims to lower interstate barriers for the treatment of pediatric patients with medical complexity. These children are often enrolled in Medicaid.
The state-based nature of Medicaid creates challenges for those patients who must seek care in multiple states. H.R. 546, the ACE Kids Act of 2015, has 145 bipartisan co-sponsors including from Pennsylvania, Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA), Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA), Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and from New Jersey, Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ). The companion Senate bill, S. 298, has 22 bipartisan co-sponsors.
You can help encourage even more members of Congress to support these bills by acting now.