Sunday, April 15, 2007

Children's Health Care

I found this at Just Enjoy Him. Every child deserves high quality health care... and every parent ought to be able to take their child to the doctor when they are sick. This is something we all can get behind! I emailed my congress people and I urge you to do the same.

The Children’s Defense Fund has a Call to Conscience and Action on their website and on it, you can fill in your name, address, and email, and they will forward your email to your representatives with the following message:

Comprehensive National Health Insurance Coverage for All Children

Dear [Decision Maker],

I’m writing to you today to tell you that I will hold you accountable with my voice and my vote for enacting urgently needed comprehensive health and mental health coverage for all children now.

It is unjust, morally intolerable and economically costly that more than 9 million children lack health coverage and a baby is born without health insurance every 46 seconds in our rich nation.

* Almost 90% of uninsured children live in a home where at least one parent works;

* The majority of uninsured children live in two-parent households;

* Reading scores and school attendance of uninsured children improve dramatically after they become insured;

*The tax cuts Congress and the President enacted for the top 1 percent of all taxpayers will cost $61 billion this year, enough to provide health coverage to all the 9 million uninsured children

We can and must do better in protecting the health and well-being of all our children. Enact urgently needed comprehensive high-quality health coverage for all children now!


[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

All children need health care, period, end of story. If you want to send such a message to your legislators, please Click Here and let your voice be heard.


Anonymous said...

Nice post

Saints and Spinners said...

Thank you for this post and link for more information. While I can understand why some would not be a fan of universal health care in general, I can't understand why they'd be against health care for children. C'mon, already.