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UPDATE: Tell Congress to Fund the Children’s Health Insurance Plan Now!

UPDATE: Tell Congress to Fund the Children’s Health Insurance Plan Now!
At the Bethlehem Center, North Carolina.

Last week Congress passed a stop-gap spending bill to keep the Federal government running but the funding of Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP) was not included. The continuing resolution signed by President Donald Trump keeps the federal government funded until December 22. While the bill admits some states are about to run out CHIP money, it only asks the Health and Human Services Department to re-allocate unused funds to states with the most critical need.

CHIP provides health care coverage for more than 9 million children in working class and low-income families; their health care depends on the program.

Congressional representatives referred  the CHIP reauthorization bill S.1827, known as the ‘‘Keep Kids’ Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017,” to the Committee on Finance on September 18, 2017. 

Please contact your Congressional representative to say:


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Posted or updated: 9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM


Please contact your Senators today, regardless of political party. You can send a message by going to:

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by contacting your Senators' office in the district office nearest you,
or by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. If you get through to an office number, you can leave a general message or ask to speak to the staff member dealing with health care issues.

Learn More:

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"9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire."
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