On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to address the extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
“Time to bring CHIP to the Senate floor as promised. This alleged extension until March doesn’t cut it as states freeze enrollment & send out letters warning that coverage will end. This is frightening to parents & wreaks havoc for states,” Clinton wrote.
She continued, writing, “Families across America had to start 2018 worried that their kids wouldn’t have health care. Failing to act now shows the true face of Republicans & their donor-driven immoral agenda. You control the Senate agenda @SenateMajLdr. Enough is enough.”
In December, Clinton vowed to continue to bring attention to the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
“There’s a lot to be frustrated by right now, to say the least. Here’s something that we should be able to fix,” she began.
“The Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health care for 9 million kids & has been reauthorized on a bipartisan basis every year for almost 2 decades, is hanging in limbo because Congress let it expire over 2 months ago.”
“It gets worse. During the campaign I warned that the Rs would come after social security, Medicare, & Medicaid & now they are. Imagine buying a Rolex & paying for it with money you saved to take care of your kids. That’s what Congress is doing w/ your tax dollars.”
“So in these surreal times, let’s rally together & take action. Call your House and Senate members at 202-224-3121 and tell them to take care of kids now and protect our seniors, the poor & vulnerable from future attacks. Tell them that it’s the very least they can do.”