May 10, 2017

Family Voices Washington DC Update: May 10, 2017


Family Voices Washington DC Update: May 10, 2017


The big news from last week: 

  • On Friday, by a vote of 217-213, the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) was approved by the House of Representatives.  The bill includes a number of provisions of concern to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), as well as others - such as caps on federal funding for Medicaid - but it has a long way to go before it could become law.
  • Both houses of Congress passed, and the president signed, a bill to fund the government for the remainder of FY 2017 (through September 30, 2017).  In general, agencies and programs affecting CYSHCN and their families were either level-funded or received slight funding increases.

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