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Urging Lawmakers to "Have A Heart" for Colorado Kids

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 By Dondrea Warner/Chris Thomas, Contact
February 14, 2007


For thousands of children in Colorado, and millions across the country, a routine visit to the doctor is out of the question because they don't have health insurance. On this Valentine's Day, children's advocates are urging lawmakers here and in Congress to "have a heart" and give all of those children the gift of insurance this session. Comments from Megan Ferland with the Colorado Children's Campaign.


Over 180-thousand children in Colorado and nine million across the country don't have health coverage-and today (Wednesday) advocates are asking Congress and local lawmakers to give those kids a Valentine's gift-health insurance. Megan Ferland with the Colorado Children's Campaign says Colorado can do more...


In this state there is a huge recognition that covering all kids and all families is a huge priority and absolutely has to happen. It's being able to put all the pieces in place and come up with all of the funds that are necessary to make that happen.

The Colorado Legislature is considering some bills this session that would expand Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program to some kids (known as CHIP). The Children's Defense Fund is asking Congress to expand that program to cover all uninsured kids across the country. Critics say there just isn't the funding to do that.


It's Valentine's Day and children's advocates in Colorado and across the country say the best gift lawmakers could give kids...is health insurance. Megan Ferland with the Colorado Children's Campaign says right now the health care system is broken, forcing kids to the emergency room instead of preventative care.


In Colorado that's costing 79-million annually. But it's a huge human cost for the kids. They're not getting the ongoing preventative care that kids need to keep them on track.

They're asking Congress and local lawmakers to expand health care coverage to the 180-thousand kids in Colorado and nine million nationwide who are uninsured.

funding to do that.

Over 180-thousand children in Colorado and nine million across the country don't have health coverage-and today (Wednesday) advocates are asking Congress and local lawmakers to give those kids a Valentine's gift. Dondrea Warner reports.


Ferland and the Colorado Children's Campaign are at 303-839-1580 ext. 245.


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