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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 06:44 PM

We Need to Be Talking About Funding for CHIP

Children's lives depend upon this program. Why the lack of media attention?

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Reply We Need to Be Talking About Funding for CHIP (Original post)
dlk Oct 2017 OP
spanone Oct 2017 #1
leftofcool Oct 2017 #2
MaryMagdaline Oct 2017 #5
MaryMagdaline Oct 2017 #3
Hoyt Oct 2017 #4

Response to dlk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 06:47 PM

1. K&R...

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 06:49 PM

2. Because the only ones who care are the parents of 9 million kids

The only Democrats out speaking on this are Nancy Pelosi and DiFi. But, they are old Democrats or so I heard right here.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:05 PM

5. Exactly right

Seems old libs have bored the young ones with our petty concerns about children's health. Some people I work with are too young to know that Medicaid was not always there throughout one's childhood and that the Feds supplement the states to provide coverage through CHIPS.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:01 PM

3. Safety net for children

We should be running ads during the View, The Voice, all popular women's programs, asking viewers to call their Congressmen to reinstate CHIPS. We need groundswell of activism to get this back. We need testimonials from doctors and nurses demonstrating the financial losses suffered by clinics who treat poor children.

The DNC needs to run issues ads. CHIPS. Number 1, Medicaid 2, ACA premiums 3.

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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 07:05 PM

4. Congress has already taken steps to fund it. Needs to finalized, but it will be.

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