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Children’s Hospital Leader Elected to Children’s Hospital Association Board

Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO, Children’s National Health System, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). He will begin his term on January 1, 2015.  Dr. Newman’s leadership and advocacy for children and pediatric healthcare and collaborations with children’s hospitals across the nation will enhance the CHA’s board at a time when children’s hospitals are working together to improve the U.S. healthcare system for children.

First Lady Michelle Obama

Children's National Welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients, families, and staff today at Children’s National Health System. The First Lady was accompanied by family dogs, Bo and Sunny. Mrs. Obama toured the Surgical Care Unit, where she visited with patients and families, as well as doctors, nurses, and other Children’s National staff. 

Study Finds Affordable Care Act Leaves Many Children Without Important Benefits

An article published in the Health Affairs December issue is the first ever comprehensive analysis to investigate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefit (EHB) as it relates to children. The study found that the EHB has resulted in a state-by-state patchwork of coverage for children and adolescents that has significant exclusions, particularly for children with developmental disabilities and other special healthcare needs.