Legislative Priorities

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center actively supports legislation that will help the hospital fulfill its mission to improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.  For patients from our community, the nation and the world, the care we provide will achieve the best:  medical and quality of life outcomes, patient and family experience and value, today and in the future.  As such, staff in the Office of Government Relations work in close collaboration with city, state and federal legislators to identify and advance legislation that meets this goal.  Though we support many bills, below are our top priorities.  If you are interested in getting more information on any of these bills, please contact Melissa Saladonis, Assistant Vice President, at melissa.saladonis@cchmc.org or 513-636-1853.

Title / Legislation


Level of Commitment




CHGME Appropriation

Appropriates annual funding for CHGME program.


ACE Act for Kids - S.428

Serving medical fragile kids.


American Health Care Act (AHCA) – H.R. 1628 

Repeal and replace Affordable Care Act.


Appropriation National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pediatric research funding


State - HB49 Biennial Budget



Non-Contracting Language

Allow Medicaid Managed Care Companies to pay out of network.


ICDC Cost Reimbursement

Cut to hospitals for ICD10 coding


Bureau Child Medical Handicaps

Move program to Ohio Medicaid and other reforms


Medicaid Home Waiver to Managed Care

Move families with Medicaid home waiver to managed care





Health and Hospital Levy

Provides $4.7m to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center per year for care of those that need care.


Level of Commitment Key:

Sponsorship – Responsible for leading the efforts to pass legislation
Co-sponsorship – Provide technical, legislative and/or promotional assistance to the sponsoring organization
Endorsement – Supportive of the legislation/initiative – may issue public statements in support
Neutral/No Position – Remaining neutral/do nothing

Updated as of April 6, 2017