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Speak Up! Help Kids Be Kids!

Passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives raises serious concerns about cuts to health care coverage, benefits and funding for more than 30 million children on Medicaid.

The proposed legislation, which is bad for the health of our children, has now moved to the U.S. Senate for consideration. Please take this opportunity to tell Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey that you oppose the AHCA as written.

You can share your concerns with Senators Toomey and Casey that the AHCA would remove cost-sharing protections for children. This would create new barriers to care for low-income, working families. We all are concerned about the future of Medicaid – the lifeline to children in low-income families and to those with special health care needs.

Approximately half of the patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC receive this affordable coverage through the jointly funded federal/state Medicaid program, which is the single largest insurer for these children. Recently adopted changes would put children with pre-existing conditions at increased risk of losing health care coverage.

Please contact Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey – whose many constituents are the patients and families at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC -- to ask them to support Medicaid benefits for children.

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