THANK YOU For Raising For Your Voice To #ExtendCHIP

THANK YOU for Raising for Your Voice to #ExtendCHIP #InsureKY Collected Over 100 Sign-ons Urging Congress to Act

As you know, Sunday was a key deadline for children’s health care, and Congress failed to act in time. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides coverage for nearly 100,000 Kentucky kids, expired on September 30th. View the final sign-on letters #InsureKY sent to leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Finance Committee urging Congress to take action now to protect this critical health insurance lifeline for Kentucky’s kids. The good news is that the Senate and the House are working on bills to extend funding for the CHIP program. The Senate Finance Committee passed a bipartisan bill yesterday that extends CHIP for five years, without cutting any other important health programs! Tweet our letters at your Senators and Representatives and urge them to #ExtendCHIP before it’s too late. Share Families USA’s infographic with your network to explain the 3 reasons why Congress should vote to extend CHIP now:

1.Without CHIP, many kids would lose their health coverage 2.CHIP premiums and cost-sharing amounts are affordable 3.CHIP’s benefits were specifically designed for kids

Help Us Launch the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow in Frankfort on October 18th at 1pm

KVH members are invited to join the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow for a rally and press conference in Frankfort on October 18th at 1pm.

VIEW THE INVITATION

Members of the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow are working together to reduce tobacco’s impact on Kentucky’s health. Goals of the new Coalition include:

Securing a $1 per pack or more, increase in the state cigarette tax, with parallel increases in the tax rates on other tobacco products.Helping counties and cities enact comprehensive smoke-free ordinances covering all workplaces.Educating the public and health care providers about cessation resources and ensuring effective policy implementation by payers.

Join the Coalition Today

Learn more about the coalition and how to sign up.