January 17, 2011
More than 25,000 moms, dads and grandparents around the country have signed the following letter circulated by MomsRising, in collaboration with Voices for America’s Children, First Focus, and Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families.
This petition regarding health reform reads:
"Keep America moving forward implementing health care reform. We've come too far to go back to the bad old days when insurers could drop us (or our children) just when we got sick, exclude our children from coverage because they have pre- existing conditions, or put lifetime caps on our health care coverage."
There’s no going back. Millions of children and families are already experience long-awaited benefits as a result of the healthcare overhaul.
Nearly a thousand MomsRising members have sent in their personal stories from nearly every state in the nation about how their families are being helped by the Affordable Care Act. You can read those personal stories here: http://www.momsrising.org/blog/stories-map/?top=healthcare
The voices of these parents across the country are ringing in our ears. Voices like Julie’s, whose daughter Violet suffers from a life-threatening form of epilepsy and who will likely hit her lifetime health care coverage limit by age four without health reform. Voices like Dawn's, whose son Wesley has an eye condition, which is finally covered by her insurance policy because under the new health care law children's pre-existing conditions can no longer be excluded from coverage.
The new protections under the Affordable Care Act have freed millions of Americans from worry that they'll lose or be denied insurance, made it easier for small businesses to sponsor coverage for their employees, and provided more affordable prescriptions for seniors on Medicare.
Now is the time to stand up for America’s children and families and put an end the insurance industry’s worst abuses.
The pages that follow include the names of each of the signatories to the letter, listed by state.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you would like additional information.
National Campaign Director, MomsRising.org
Executive Director and Co-Founder, MomsRising.org