Supporting and Renewing the Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP)
Yes, Promise The Children, working with many others, succeeded in protecting a portion of children’s health care by stalling the demise of our Affordable Care Act. Now, we must renew the expanded Children’s Health Care Program (CHIP) that covers about 10 million more children. Also, we have not yet protected our children’s access to safe childcare and food.
The new tax bill increases deficit spending. Our Republican Congressmen and women will be asking for cuts to children’s programs to offset this deficit. Food stamps and school meals are at risk as well as early education and childcare voucher programs.
Please inform your elected officials that you support federal programs for children. Keep in touch with them by phone or email. Together we can help all of our children become healthy, strong citizens who participate in our democracy.
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