Action of the Week!
Republican and Democratic Senators and Congressional Representatives agree! The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a great program. It brings health insurance to children who need it. It helps working families who make too much for medicaid, but too little to cover their kids through employee plans. Its great!
Yet this beloved program has expired, and Congress is having a hard time getting it renewed.
Congress needs to know that we support this bill and we are watching.
It matters! 80,000 children and 1,700 pregnant women in Oregon are covered by this plan. Nationally, 8 million children are covered. This is important, effective, insurance that saves lives. Can you imagine having a child that needed medical care and you couldn't afford it!
Because we covenant and affirm justice, equity and compassion in human relations, please click here to send a message to your representatives.
Doesn't it break your heart that we even need to advocate for this? We do though. I hope you follow through and let Congress know we expect action.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell