Abandoning Our Children: Hiding Facts in Language?

My last blog lamented cuts to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program is based on family income or “percent of poverty” allowed income. l

 In 2017, poverty income for a family of three could not be more than $20,420 per year. States can increase that to no more than 200%  of poverty, or $40,820 per year.  This language hides the raw facts of incomes for  families.  How many people with do know who could live on those incomes: For a full report, including charts (scroll down in article), see: 

https://www.kff.org/medicaid/fact-sheet/extending-federal-funding-for-chip-what-is-at-stake/

We can turn our backs on many things, but can we turn our back on our children?  You can make a difference to stop these cuts by contacting your elected officials at the national and state levels.  I urge you to do so.

(c)Kathleen O’Connor,

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Kathleen O’Connor: 30+ year health care consumer advocate, non-profit executive and author. For more information about Kathleen, please see “About” on the main content bar above.

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