NRLN Action Alert from Bill Kadereit, NRLN Vice President – Legislative Affairs
The U.S. House of Representatives has an opportunity to improve healthcare for grandparents, their children and grandchildren through the passage of H.R. 3162, the Children’s Health And Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act. The leadership of the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees unveiled on Tuesday evening (July 24) the bill that would improve healthcare for our generation and future generations.
Your assistance is needed to write to your U.S. Representative to urge him/her to support H.R. 3162. In addition to addressing the healthcare needs of 11 million uninsured children, the bill would improve several aspects of Medicare for older Americans.
A few of the key provisions that the NRLN endorses for Medicare participants include:
While there are a number of other provisions in the bill that would strengthen Medicare, those listed above should provide a sufficient incentive for you to urge your U.S. Representative to support the CHAMP Act. A sample letter is available for you to send to your Congressman or Congresswoman. Please go to the NRLN website at http://capwiz.com/abtr/home and look for the Action Alert with the headline URGE YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S HEALTH AND MEDICARE PROTECTION ACT. After you click on “Take Action” you will see a box to type in your zip code. The Representative to receive your letter will be identified based on your zip code.
If you have a problem accessing the Action Alert, through the link above, go to the NRLN Website Home Page at http://www.nrln.org. In the "Take Action Now" paragraph near the top of the NRLN Home Page, click on the "Click Here" link to take you to the Action Alert.
Please take this opportunity to encourage your elected representative to support H.R. 3162. Invite your family members and friends to also ask their Representative to support the bill.