From our advocacy partner, The Success Equation:
Raise your hand if you agree that all children deserve access to comprehensive health care and services to support their future success. If your hand is up, keep reading.
Since last spring, we've been asking you to contact your members of Congress to make sure the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has funding in 2018. CHIP (known as NC Health Choice in North Carolina) is a terrific success story - playing a major role in our ability to reduce the number of uninsured children to about 4% statewide. Dr. Tayloe, a Greensboro pediatrician and one of the architects of NC Health Choice, highlights the success of this program in his recent op-ed (read it here).
And yet, Congress let the September 30 deadline pass on this bi-partisan effort. Now, states are facing the very real prospect of terminating health insurance for children or freezing enrollment in January (read more here).
Contact Congress once more to support CHIP funding. Deliver the simple message:
"Children's health insurance is a priority for me. Please pass full funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program before you leave DC for the holiday recess."
Here's the line up:
- Senator Burr (202) 224-3154
- Senator Thom Tillis (202) 224-6342
- Representative Patrick McHenry (202) 225-2576 (10th District)
- Representative Mark Meadows (202) 225-6401 (11th District)
Thanks for making your voice count for kids,
Greg Borom, Director of Advocacy
Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County
Have phone call anxiety?
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