2 Minute Advocacy Ask: Tell Congress to Extend PeachCare for 200,000 Georgia Children

The What

Georgia’s PeachCare program could end soon.  Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which supports PeachCare, expires in September 2015. We need Congress to act fast to extend funding before it expires.

The Why

Approximately 200,000 Georgia children receive critical prevention, early intervention and primary care through PeachCare health insurance. If Congress fails to extend funding, Georgia may be forced to eliminate this critical coverage leaving thousands of children without access to healthcare. The proposed state budget accounts for this funding. At minimum, maintenance of current funding levels and quality measures are required in order to continue quality coverage.

The How

Voices for Georgia’s Children says,

Take a minute to sign on to our letter encouraging support and the continued funding of CHIP. Our goal is to reach 100 signatures, and we are more than halfway there. We will send the letter to our Congressional Representatives to demonstrate the depth and breadth of support that exists across Georgia for CHIP and PeachCare.

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Filed under Child Health--Insurance, Our Legislative Agenda, The Informed Advocate

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