Although Utah’s legislative session is over, our congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. needs to hear from you on critical issues that have a significant impact on Utah children and families.
Last week, a bipartisan bill called the “Doc Fix” or “SGR” was overwhelmingly passed through the House of Representatives. Now, we need your help to get it through the Senate successfully! Please email our Senators now to ensure Utahns receive these critical services:
- Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) – This program provides voluntary home visiting services to low income pregnant women and new parents. In Utah, approximately 1,200 families are at risk of losing critical services every year.
- Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – CHIP provides essential health care coverage to children living below 200% of the federal poverty level. In Utah, over 15,000 children are at risk of losing their health care coverage if CHIP is not extended.
- Community Health Center Program – This program provides grants to 13 organizations statewide that provide access to affordable comprehensive primary and preventive care. Without funding, 13 of Utah’s 43 clinics will be forced to close their doors and up to 44,000 patients would lose access to care in urban and rural Utah.
Please contact Senators now and ask them to vote YES!