Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Call Boozman, Override the Veto

George Bush has threatened to veto legislation to cover 10 million children—4 million of whom are uninsured--under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), an important safety net for Arkansas children.

To get this legislation past the Bush veto, we’ll need to convince dozens of Republican members of Congress — Republicans like Rep. John Boozman — to side with children over the president.

The program is set to expire next Sunday, Sept. 30. The time for Congress to act is now.

Call Rep. Boozman today and deliver this message: Side with children, not Bush.


Here are some quick talking points you can use when speaking with Rep. Boozman’s office:

  • The time is now for Congress to deliver to President Bush legislation to cover more children. Merely extending the SCHIP program will leave millions of eligible children without coverage.

  • Do not oppose this bill—it will bring coverage to 4 million more children who currently are uninsured, for a total of 10 million children.

  • Congress must stand with children, not the president, and support a strong SCHIP bill that gets children the health care they need.

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