Children's Health Insurance Program

Dear Members of Congress,

Health care is not a consumer good, but a human rightand access to health care cannot be a privilege. This is especially true for CHIP, which ensures that all families can provide their children with the health care that they need to grow and flourish.

Since its inception in 1997, CHIP has garnered widespread support from both parties and from an overwhelming majority of the nation's governors and state legislatures.

It is intolerable that the United States Congress hasn't extended CHIP funding. This must be extended to ensure adequate, affordable coverage and a responsible transition for children toward family coverage.

Access to adequate health care is a basic human right, necessary both for the development and maintenance of life and for the ability of human beings to flourish according to their inherent dignity. Congress must take action to provide certainty on the future of the CHIP program immediately.

GOAL: 450 signatures

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    This is not an issue of charity; it is an issue of justice.
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