Skip to comments.VA PTA joins call for SCHIP socialized medicine
Posted on 10/11/2007 11:57:15 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
We have received information from National PTA concerning the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). President Bush has vetoed legislation that would have reauthorized and expanded this children's health program. National PTA tells us that there is a coordinated effort to influence representatives who voted against the House/Senate compromise bill to vote to override the veto.
The Virginia PTA took a stand in support of providing "the greatest coverage to the greatest number of children ..." in a resolution passed at the 1998 Virginia PTA convention. The state PTA's Resolutions Committee is also bringing forward a resolution to Convention 2007 next week that would reaffirm our position on funding health care for children.
One of the lead organizations for this push is the Coalition on Human Needs, with which National PTA works regularly. They are seeking people to sign on to letters they will be sending to members of Congress.
To participate, go to that web site and complete information about yourself. They will then send a letter to your representatives. To access it, click here: http://www.chn.org/takeaction/index.html
You can also call toll-free 1-800-828-0498 and leave a message for your representative encouraging them to vote to override the veto and provide health insurance coverage for a greater number of our children.
Thank you for your hard work for our children and your advocacy for all children.
Jane Brooks, chairman Legislation Committee
The PTA needs to focus more on why our children are stupid.
No, no. The PTA would never say “stupid”. It would say “challenged”.
The Commonwealth is getting bluer by the moment.
“The Commonwealth is getting bluer by the moment.”
Yup, Northern Virginia is becoming a liberal hot bed.
I help out at school, but I don’t join the PTA — and I give only to the local group when there is a designated project. A lot of conservative parents think they are being good citizens by joining the PTA, unaware that they are supporting a lot of hairbrained legislation they wouldn’t knowingly contribute to.
I suppose they will vote for mandatory toddler school, too. It would save so much in baby sitting fees! s/
Yes, they have already. Gov Tim Kaine is pushing for taxpayer-funded Universal preK in Virginia....
You have to read HR 3162 to believe it. What does Family Planning have to do with insuring little kids?
It’s time to home school your kids.
Why can’t a repub legislator put forth a bill to just reauthorize the program exactly the way it was? no expansion? If it isn’t allowed to be voted on, they can at least have that to combat all the lib whining. Either way, they can get the truth on the record that Bush isn’t against SCHIP, just the unreasonable expansion.
The States or the free market... the Imperial Federal Government need not provide healthcare to anyone...
He's pushing for it, but he ain't gonna get it.