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Demand Congress reauthorize the CHIP health care program now!

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When my son was diagnosed with bone cancer and my husband's income became reduced, CHIP health care was there for us. We would not have been able to afford the extensive surgery and chemo-therapy he needed. It would have bankrupted us. I'm happy to say, he is a survivor!

Today, Congress has let this same program which now covers 9 million children and pregnant women expire. This program is a safety net for the working poor who fall between the cracks because they make too much money for Medicaid, but can't afford the premiums on the open market and don't qualify for subsidies.

This is a joint program between the states and the federal government. It has lapsed for two month, and states like Utah have run out of money. It has passed in the House of Representatives and it is now up to the Senate to re-authorize this program. Please contact your Senators and urge them to fund CHIP, and meanwhile, please sign this petition.

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