Friday, May 29, 2009

CHIP needs your help today!!!

IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE FROM AUSTIN: Last night, the Texas House blocked consideration of a bill that would allow families with no health care options for their children to buy into the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Meanwhile, Gov. Perry said he does not support the bill, in his words because, "That is not what I consider to be a piece of legislation that has the vast support of the people of the state of Texas."

State leaders need to hear from you and as many Texans as possible immediately!

Call the Governor's office at (888) 746-9714 and tell him, "I and the majority of Texans DO support the CHIP bill to cover 80,000 additional Texas kids."

Contact your elected legislators, House Speaker Straus, and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, and say, "Pass the CHIP buy-in bill in SB 841 or HB 2962."

Here are the toll-free phone numbers you'll need:

Speaker Straus: (888) 327-2086
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst: (866) 934-2619
To contact your Senator and your representative click here.

Ask your friends and family to call their elected officials--before time runs out to get 80,000 additional uninsured children the health insurance they need to stay healthy.

Please call immediately. Time is running out!!!

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