Contact Your House Members Today
We know that many of you receive Community Catalyst health reform alerts and may have seen an alert from us earlier today that asked you to reach out to your House Members to move forward with health care reform. We are sending out this alert to encourage all NEACH partners to participate in this outreach work.
While NEACH focuses on issues specific to children's health care and tries not to replicate the work done by Community Catalyst, we feel that this message is so important it's worth repeating. We need to let our Members of Congress know that Americans need quality, affordable health care now, and we think having the House pass the Senate bill would make great strides toward achieving this. While the Senate bill may not be perfect, it has many provisions that are favorable to children including fully funding CHIP until 2015, immediately prohibiting insurers from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions, and allocating money for school-based health centers and oral health programs. We also think it is our best option for moving health reform forward.
Please call all of your House Members today and ask them to pass the Senate bill. I have talked to many members of the New England delegation today and they were pleased to get input from someone outside of Washington, DC. Many also expressed interest in hearing directly from constituents who are supportive of health reform.
For more information and talking points, please refer to the Community Catalyst alert, which can be found here. For a list of the New England Delegation and their contact information, please click here.
We hope you are able to reach out to your Congressional contacts and would love to hear back from you about who you were able to reach and how they responded. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me (617-275-2929, email@example.com) or Maia Fedyszyn (617-275-2871, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your continued work on national health reform. We will continue to keep you informed as we learn more about the process going forward.