Promise the Children: Health Care
By Delaney Ketchum – volunteer at Girl’s Inc. and student of Early Education.
Join Promise the Children in asking the presidential candidates what they will do to make sure all children receive adequate health care. Let them know that you care about the health and well-being of children whose parents do not have access to affordable health insurance!
While everyone is guaranteed treatment in an emergency room, this does not allow for preventative care or the treatment of chronic illnesses. Often, parents rely on programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid. However, with 21 states rejecting funding for Medicaid in protest of the Affordable Care Act, millions remain uninsured. In fact, Texas alone rejected funding that would have covered 1.5 million people.
To raise awareness for this issue, and to let the candidates know you care about it, contact them on social media and ask them how they plan to make sure children have access to quality medical care. For example:
@HillaryClinton @realDonaldTrump how will you help uninsured children gain access to health care? @PromisetheChild #WeR4Prek
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