Since our inception, CHF has remained an active voice in child health care policy both federally and locally. Through Hill visits, Policy Forums, and Advocacy Days like the 2009 event on the West Capitol Lawn, Washington, D.C. (pictured here), CHF raises it's voice for the health care rights of all children, since their voices can not be heard.
Even with the 2010 passage of the health care law, our fight for the health care rights of all children is far from over. This week the government faces possible shutdown due to Congressional wrangling over the current year’s budget. The House passed a budget that the Senate deems unacceptable while a small faction in the House is calling for even deeper cuts than the ones they already passed. EVERYTHING is on the table, including cuts to Medicaid and even the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These potential reductions in funding for vital safety net programs will impact millions of children and families, including 30 million children that depend on Medicaid. We need you to contact your representatives and tell them it is imperative that they work to protect children from theses program cuts and changes now and in the future.