Letter of the Day: Save children’s health insurance program
By Sandra G. Hassink, M.D., president, American Academy of Pediatrics; Mark Wietecha, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital Association; Ron Pollack, executive director, Families USA; and Bruce Lesley, president, First Focus Campaign for Children
Time is running out for Florida’s children: Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Florida KidCare in Florida) runs out on Sept. 30 if Congress doesn’t act first to extend it.
Just as importantly, with Florida’s Legislature scheduled to adjourn in May, policymakers need to know what Washington will do with the program. Families should not face uncertainty when it comes to their children’s health, and state governments should be able to effectively budget for the program before they adjourn for the year...