CALL TO ACTION
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) helps provide essential access to quality, timely, and affordable medical care for children with cerebral palsy and other childhood developmental disorders.
CHIP funding expired on September 30, 2017, putting critical care at risk for the nearly 9 million enrolled children. Without immediate action from Congress, states will be forced to make drastic cuts to the program, including slashing enrollment, cutting benefits, and imposing high costs for families.
CHIP covers children in working families who are not eligible for Medicaid and who lack access to affordable private coverage. Failure to reauthorize the program puts their care at risk.
Please do your part with a plea to your state representatives and senators. The AACPDM Advocacy Committee developed a sample letter that you can send via email to your state senators and representatives.
To read more about CHIP, click here.
Professional organization Advocacy links
- Contact/Find your legislator Enter your zip code to find your elected officials; you can email your Representative directly from this web site. To find your national representatives, name, phone number, address, email and web address, candidate profile visit: www.vote-usa.org
- To find out more about your national representatives, their party affiliation, background, committee assignments, voting record by going to a map: visit http://www.cqpolitics.com
- To write or call your representatives, find their committee and subcommittee assignments, find legislation: Access federal legislative activity including committee business by bill number, key words at www.senate.gov for the US Senate and http://clerk.house.gov of the clerk for US House of Representatives.
- Discover a bill's status: Thomas Search Engine for Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
- State/Local links
- To contact your State legislators, county reps, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and voice your opinion, visit www.Vote-usa.org
- To find useful general information about your state, including vital records, with links to many sites, access www.50states.com
- Track what issues are currently being focused on at the state level state level through the National Conference of State Legislatures : www.ncsl.org
- Other government links
- Federal Agencies and commissions links www.whitehouse.gov and www.usa.gov
- Federal Register to access rules, proposed rules, comments, and notices of Federal agencies and Organizations- including executive orders and Presidential documents. www.federalregister.gov
- For Comprehensive disability related information and resources by topic or state: www.disability.gov
Please note that the AACPDM Advocacy Committee provides the links above for informational purposes only. The appearance of a link on this page does not indicate endorsement or recommendation of the content on the linked website by the AACPDM and/or the members of the Advocacy Committee.