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Urging Lawmakers to “Have a Heart” for Oregon Kids

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


For thousands of children in Oregon, 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 in Oregon and in Congress to “have a heart” and give all of those children the gift of insurance this session. Comments from Cathy Kaufmann with Children First for Oregon.


Over 117-thousand children in Oregon and nine million across the country don’t have health insurance—and today (Wednesday) advocates are asking Congress and local lawmakers to give those kids a Valentine’s gift—of health insurance. Cathy Kaufmann with Children First for Oregon says children deserve the prospect of a healthy future.


"I can’t think of a better Valentine’s Day gift to Oregon’s children than for legislators to stand up and show that they have a heart and they care about the health of all kids in this state."

In Oregon, lawmakers are considering the “Healthy Kids Plan” that would provide insurance for all Oregon kids, funded in part through an increase to the state’s tobacco tax. Critics say they’re worried about the increase in tobacco taxes and if it will be able to fund the plan. On the national front, Congress is being asked to consider a proposal to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program to include all kids.

Cathy Kaufmann with Children First for Oregon says the way the health system works now, doesn’t work…


"We pay the highest price for the lowest quality care when the only care we allow children to receive is in the emergency room. And it would make far more sense and be far more effective if we provided them with a way to access preventive treatment."

all kids.

Over 117-thousand children in Oregon and nine million across the country don’t have health insurance—and today (Wednesday) advocates are asking Congress and local lawmakers to give those kids a Valentine’s gift. Dondrea Warner reports.


Kaufmann and Children’s First for Oregon are at 503-236-9754.


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