Trustee Election
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  • CHEMICALS
  • CHILDHOOD CANCER
  • CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE
Winning Issue » CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE


Children’s health care needs are much different than those of adults. They experience complex and continuing changes from birth to adulthood. Studies have shown many costly adult disorders have their origins in childhood. For these reasons, access to appropriate healthcare services is essential for all children. The 1997 Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a program that provides matching funds to states for health insurance for low-income families with children. CHIP was designed to cover uninsured children in families with incomes that are modest but too high to qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid and CHIP cover doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, visits to community health centers and prescription drugs. They also provide a variety of services such as long-term services for those with disabilities as well as support for those with developmental conditions such as autism. However, many CHIP families are continuously disenrolled and reenrolled in this program due to either bureaucratic and paperwork problems or small and often temporary changes in income. Studies have found that a typical adult on this Medicaid program is covered for only about 8½ months of the year, while the typical child is covered for fewer than 10 months a year.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.919 - CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current children’s healthcare policy and wish to defeat H.R.919 - CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support amending title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to change from discretionary to mandatory the authority of state Medicaid plans to provide for 12-month continuous coverage of children; specifies situations wherein a state Medicaid plan's failure to meet this requirement shall not be regarded as a failure to comply with Medicaid requirements generally, and wish to pass H.R.919 - CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Gene Green (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support amending title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to change from discretionary to mandatory the authority of state Medicaid plans to provide for 12-month continuous coverage of children; specifies situations wherein a state Medicaid plan's failure to meet this requirement shall not be regarded as a failure to comply with Medicaid requirements generally, and wish to pass H.R.919 - CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) and/or Rep. Gene Green (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Fred Upton (MI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.919 - CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2015. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Gene Green (TX) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.919 - CHIP Extension and Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Gene Green, TX
Status (2):
House Energy and Commerce Committee
Chairman: Rep. Fred Upton, MI
House Ways and Means Committee
Chairman: Rep. Paul Ryan, WI


If elected as a trustee, CHF will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for proper healthcare for children, particularly for those of low-income families.

Founded in 1987, the Children's Health Fund is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative and comprehensive primary care programs, reducing the impact of public health crises on vulnerable children, and promoting the health and well-being of all children. CHF works specifically to support a national network of pediatric programs in some of the nation's most disadvantaged rural and urban communities. CHF’s national network of 350 doctors, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, health educators and support staff sponsor 24 healthcare programs and operate 50 mobile clinics in at least 17 states that provide care for 73,000 patients. The Children's Health Fund also advocates for policies and programs which will ensure access to medical homes that provide comprehensive and continuous health care for all children, and educates the general public about the needs and barriers to health care experienced by disadvantaged children.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
April 9, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
April 15, 2020