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Contact Congress to Permanently Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Comprehensive Access to Robust Insurance Now Guaranteed (CARING) for Kids Act (H.R. 66) would permanently extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). With as many as 15% of children lacking health insurance coverage at the time, CHIP was established in 1997 to address this national health care crisis. Despite widespread support, CHIP remains a temporary program that requires reauthorization every few years, with its current authorization set to expire in 2028. This uncertainty is a constant threat to the wellbeing of children, their parents and the providers who care for them. The possible interruption of crucial health care treatments can cause severe, unintended consequences. Please contact Congress and ask your representative to co-sponsor H.R. 66.

Click here to go to neurosurgery’s Advocacy Action Center to send an email to your elected officials asking them to co-sponsor H.R. 66. A sample message, which can be personalized, is provided.