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Mother's Day Health Care - More than Chicken Soup

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Friday, May 11, 2007   


Chicken soup for the mother's soul is knowing that her family is healthy. Regular checkups and preventive care is part of that prescription, but it's not possible for thousands of Wyoming moms because they don't have access to affordable health care coverage. Nayyera Haq with the Children's Defense Fund says a Congressional proposal they wrote would help ease mothers' minds about their children's health.

"The 'All Healthy Children Act' would provide all uninsured children with health care coverage and access, and it would also cover all pregnant mothers."

Wyoming has at over 15,000 kids without health insurance. One-in-five women don't have health coverage.

Haq believes this Mother's Day is a good time to think about what families without health coverage are juggling.

"Without having health insurance, mothers need to choose between whether they're going to pay for the rent, pay for food, or pay for medication for their child, and no mother should have to make that choice."


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