Change is a-comin', people, change is a-comin'. And no area in the US needs change more than the healthcare system. Despite its shortcomings, I am personally for universal healthcare. I can see that it's probably a long way away, given the paranoia over socialism in this country and the entrenched interests of the giant insurance companies. But surely, people, we can agree to insure children?
Congress is drafting legislation right now that will impact health care for all Americans. One of the things I like best about President Obama's ambitious healthcare plan is the mandate to cover all children. But with everything else going on -- the financial crisis, the situation in Pakistan, Sarah Jessica Parker's twin babies -- there's always a danger that the issue could fall off the table. And that's where we come in. It's up to We the People to make sure that Congress knows how important this is!
Speak Now for Kids is a grassroots movement to ensure that children's needs are included in health care reform. It's sponsored by the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.)and it's a movement that I'm happy to speak out for.
So how can you speak out? Visit Speak Now for Kids:
1) Learn about the campaign.
2) Tell Congress that you are a champion for children's needs in healthcare reform.
3) Spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, your blog or email.
Check it out: if my kids can Speak Out for Kids, then so can you.
Speaking of Twitter, you can learn more about the campaign and tweet with a representative from the National Association of Children's Hospitals on Wednesday, May 6th, from 9 to 10 p.m. EST. ResourcefulMom is hosting a #SpeakNowforKids SiteWarming Party -- click here to RSVP.