This is getting really fucking old, and people are getting really fucking panicked. Because states are going to be running out of money very soon.
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), which represents 61 nonprofit insurers that serve Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP and individual marketplace enrollees, said it started the “CHIP is US” campaign to communicate the consequences of letting the insurance program lapse.
“Unless Congress acts soon, states will be forced to curtail enrollment and health services for children,” said the group’s CEO, Margaret A. Murray. “Protecting CHIP will provide the kind of fiscal stability that states need, and the health security that families deserve.”
From a website ACAP has created, you can easily use email and social media to pressure Congress to pass this funding, and to pass a clean bill that doesn’t include the poison pills that the House Republicans put in their sham bill.
Jam the phone lines of House and Senate Republicans. Call (202) 224-3121, and tell them to stop holding kids hostage and to pass a clean funding bill for CHIP and community health centers.