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The New Dream-Health Care for All Children

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About one of every eight Oregon children has no health insurance, just like nearly 9 million kids nationwide. That has children's advocates calling on Congress to make major changes. The Children's Defense Fund is proposing a plan that would make sure all children, no matter their race or economic standing, have health insurance. Cathy Kaufmann with Children First for Oregon applauds the idea, but says the states have to take the lead.

"States must play a role in guaranteeing the health of kids. Governor Kulongoski's "Healthy Kids" plan will provide health insurance to all children in Oregon who need it."

Kaufmann believes health insurance for children is critical.

"Children without health insurance miss more school, get less medical care when they're sick and also don't get the preventative care they need to grow up healthy."

The Oregon legislature will consider the "Healthy Kids" plan this session. It would provide health insurance for the over 117,000 kids in Oregon who are going without.

The Children's Defense Fund proposal is online at www.childrensdefense.org/healthkids.



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