National Call-In Days: March 6-8, 2007
Tell Congress to Cover America's Children
The Campaign for Children's for Health Care invites you to join your colleagues for important advocacy call-in days on March 6 through March 8, 2007.
Call Congress, toll-free: 1-800-828-0498
What do I say when I call?
- Today, SCHIP provides high quality, comprehensive, affordable health coverage to more than 4 million children who would otherwise be uninsured. These children get access to vital health care services they would not otherwise be able to afford.
- Congress must ensure that there is enough money to at least get the children who are already eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP enrolled. To do this, states will need approximately $60 billion in new federal funds over the next five years.
- No child should lose health coverage because of a shortage of federal funds. The $60 billion includes funding to ensure that no child who is enrolled in SCHIP today—and who continues to be eligible—will lose coverage because of a shortfall in federal funds.
Town Hall Meetings
On January 11, 2007, communities across the country held town hall meetings to demonstrate the importance of health insurance for children and families and to show why we need national action to expand coverage for children. Meeting details l Archived webcast
National Essay Contest
The Campaign for Children's Health Care sponsored a national essay contest, "When an Apple a Day Isn't Enough," for children between the ages of nine and 18. The contest asked children to explain how the ability to see a doctor or go to the hospital affects their lives and the lives of those around them. The contest was a huge success: We received over 4,500 entries!
Congratulations to our two grand prize winners: Colleen Brady (age 13) from Hilliard, Ohio and Jonathan Hale (age 17) from Windham, New Hampshire! List of state winners
The launch of the Campaign for Children's Health Care was held Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Speaking at the event were Ron Pollack, Families USA; Dr. Matthew Levy, American Academy of Pediatrics; Sister Carol Keehan, Catholic Health Association of the United States; Antonia Cortese, American Federation of Teachers; Michael McGrady, National Head Start Association; Dr. Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association; and Collette Hernandez, a parent who has experienced what it's like to not have health insurance for her two children. Press releases | Photos from the launch
If you are with an organization that is planning an event on children's health and would like to post it on this page, please contact Maryellen Barreca.