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Help Protect Kids from Severe Budget Cuts Now!

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By Dennis Johnson, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Children's Health Fund

Leaders in Washington are edging closer to a budget resolution, but it remains unclear what will happen to crucial health care safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  These programs provide health insurance to 35 million children throughout the country.

It looks increasingly likely that Congress will adopt a budget deal that includes billions in health care cuts.  These cuts threaten the ability of our health care safety net to respond to the needs of millions of children and will have an impact for years to come.

In an effort to defend critical health care programs, the Children’s Health Fund gathered child advocate groups with a united message to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner: There are no “do-overs” for childhood.  Cutting safety net programs when they are most needed would have dire consequences for children today and for years to come.  Click here to read the letter.

But our voices aren’t enough.  We need you to send a message to your lawmakers in support of critical safety net programs.  Click here to write a letter now!