Issue: Support the Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act

The ACE Kids Act is a proposal to improve how care is delivered to America’s children with complex medical conditions who rely on Medicaid. CHRISTUS Health strongly supports passage of this legislation, which would assist hospitals like the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio in its mission to provide vital health care services to children across state lines.

The ACE Kids Act was introduced in the Senate as S. 428 by a group of bipartisan co-sponsors led by Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO). A companion bill was introduced in the House as H.R. 3325 by a group of bipartisan co-sponsors led by Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Kathy Castor (D-FL).

Sens. Grassley and Bennet have circulated a new “Dear Colleague” letter urging their colleagues to co- sponsor the bill. Currently, S.428 has 29 bipartisan co-sponsors, and H.R. 3325 has 61 bipartisan co-sponsors.