AACAP Statement on ACA Cost Sharing Reduction

Recent Executive Order Would Hurt Children and Families

AACAP applauds the many state Attorneys General who are stepping up to sue the Administration on the recent Executive Order that would cut off Affordable Care Act (ACA) Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies (CSR) to low and moderate income Americans. At a time when Congress has not acted to ensure refunding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for 8.9 million children, it is unconscionable that President Trump is throwing ACA health care coverage for families and children into further uncertainty. Coverage for needed child and adolescent mental health and substance use disorder services is literally hanging in the balance. AACAP calls on Congress and the Administration to come together rapidly on bipartisan support for CHIP refunding and monies necessary to stabilize the ACA marketplace.


Representing 9,200+ child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children's mental health.

AACAP Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children, adolescents and their families. For more information please visit www.aacap.org.