AAPD Joins 1,500 Organizations Supporting CHIP Extension

The AAPD recently joined more than 1,500 organizations in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging action this year to protect the millions of children who get their health care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The letter was coordinated by the bipartisan national children’s advocacy organization First Focus and signed by national, state, and local organizations, including organizations in every state.  When over 200 pediatric dentists and pediatric dental residents visit their members of Congress in Washington, D.C., next week as part of AAPD’s Public Policy Advocacy Conference, one of the issues they will advocate for will be a four-year extension of CHIP. Compared to Affordable Care Act exchange plans, CHIP covers more of the child-specific care, with dramatically lower out-of-pocket costs. For more information on the status of CHIP and the rationale for the letter, click here:  http://firstfocus.org/news/press-release/1500-groups-urge-action-now-to-protect-childrens-health/.

For a copy of the letter click here.

For further information, please contact AAPD Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch at slitch@aapd.org.


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