Our nation’s investments in children’s health, particularly in their earliest years of life when the foundations of adult health are set into place, have proven returns. But beyond gains in economics and social productivity, taking our best care of children is our duty.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expired in September and will run out of funding in early-2018, is an essential part in delivering on that responsibility. Republicans and Democrats alike say they are confident they will reach an agreement on a long-term extension, but as our nation’s children wait on Washington to find consensus, states have already begun to notify parents that their children could lose health coverage in January 2018. We can, and we must, do better.
As a nation together, we have no higher calling than to create opportunities for the next generation. Now is the time to step forward, pledge to invest in health care coverage and ensure equal access to the full range of pediatric programs, providers and support necessary to ensure they grow up with a shot at a healthy adult life. This must start now.
Join us Today — Sign the Pledge to Make Children’s Health a National Priority