Spread the word » Facebook Twitter
ACNJ Enews

To view this email in your web browser click here.

March 8, 2017
About Us | Contact Us | Donate

Dear Supporter:

At a time when the uninsured rate for New Jersey children has reached a record low of 3.7 percent, healthcare proposals being considered by the House of Representatives, threaten to reverse the enormous progress made in ensuring our children have access to medical and dental care.

NJ FamilyCare provides coverage to more than 800,000 New Jersey children – one third of the children in our state. Currently, close to 20 percent of New Jersey’s population access health insurance through NJ FamilyCare. The proposed legislation contains major changes to the federal Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) dollars that New Jersey receives for NJ FamilyCare.

What’s more – the bill does not include a much-needed score by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), as well as lacks a CBO analysis on the impact on coverage rates and our nation’s health care system.

The bill threatens to do real harm to Medicaid coverage that an estimated 35 million low-income children in our country count on for their care. Please call your Congressional Representative and ask them to make sure that more time is allotted to study reform proposals, review CBO analysis of how the bill would impact coverage in New Jersey and allow for public input. Ask Congress to schedule congressional hearings to discuss and receive input on the new health care reform proposals.

Click here to access the House of Representatives’ website where you can insert your zip code and find your representative’s website and his/her contact information.



Cecilia Zalkind

Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Click here to unsubscribe