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Hillary Clinton and Bill Frist on Health Care for America’s Kids
Save the Children’s Insurance

NO child in America should be denied the chance to see a doctor when he or she needs one — but if Congress doesn’t act soon, that’s exactly what might happen.

For the past 18 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program has provided much-needed coverage to millions of American children. And yet, despite strong bipartisan support, we are concerned that gridlock in Washington and unrelated disputes over the Affordable Care Act could prevent an extension of the program. As parents, grandparents and former legislators, we believe that partisan politics should never stand between our kids and quality health care.

(1) -- Today, state governments continue to rely on the program to meet crucial health and budget priorities. It’s not surprising that every single governor who responded to a 2014 survey — 39 in all — supported saving CHIP.
(2) -- CHIP may be the only affordable option for making sure their children are covered.
(3) -- We already know what happens when CHIP is no longer an option for families. According to a recent report from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, as many as 14,000 children in Arizona lost their health insurance after 2010, when it became the only state to drop CHIP.
(4) -- Reauthorizing CHIP for the next four years would cost about $10 billion

This isn’t about politics. It’s about our kids and our nation’s future. What could be more important than that?

{ Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat, was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 and first lady from 1993 to 2001. Bill Frist, a Republican, a surgeon and a businessman, was a senator from Tennessee from 1995 to 2007. }

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/13/o...n-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0
 

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