Children's Hospital Los Angeles Continues to Champion Preserving Health Care for All Children

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June 30, 2017


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles continues to champion preserving child health in California and nationally. Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer of CHLA, has shared the case against the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) with several US Senators personally this week, and now, on

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Children will pay cruel price for GOP health bill

Generosity, kindness and compassion are principles we ought to embrace, both as Americans and as human beings. President Donald Trump has urged Congress to send him a health care bill that reflects these values.

But, today -- at least in our political world -- compassion seems to be something people must earn. Nothing demonstrates this more vividly than the "Better Care Reconciliation Act" or BCRA. If Senators pass the Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act, the most vulnerable among us -- our children -- will not receive "better care." In many cases, they will receive no care at all; in some cases, they could die.

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, a doctor from Louisiana, said the Senate version of the health bill needs to pass "the Jimmy Kimmel test"-- that no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it. The bill does not do that, at least not entirely.

We invite you to take a moment to read the entire piece on We also encourage everyone to let their Senators know the importance of preserving health care coverage for children. For a list of senators in your area, visit Together, we can #KeepKidsCovered.