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.
The new state-of-the-art Innovation and Learning Center at Children’s National Health System officially opened. The Center is home to the Bear Institute, one of the first pediatric institutes focused on improving children’s health through innovative information technology.
In response to the isolated Ebola cases in the United States and in preparation for future cases, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Washington, DC, Department of Health have selected Children’s National Health System among 35 other medical institutions to serve as an Ebola-ready treatment center.