Please Urge Your Senators to Make Health Care Reform Work for Children


Edward Ogata, CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago sent out the message below.  We all have to do our part if we want change to happen.

In the coming weeks, Senate leaders will vote on legislation to reform the nation’s health care system – and it’s up to us to make sure that their final health care reform bill guarantees that children have the benefits and access to care they need.

We need your help! We have a very short window of time to influence the content of the Senate legislation. Please take just a few minutes to go to to send an email to your Senators. Under the “Action Alert” box you will be asked to type in your home ZIP code and click “Go”.

We encourage you to personalize your message – describe why it’s important to you that the children in your community have access to the right care in the right place at the right time. Personalized letters make the greatest impression on elected officials.

In addition, if you use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter or have a blog you can help us spread the message and encourage your networks to send letters to the Senate as well.

Sample Status Update for Facebook:

Make health reform work for children! Click on the link below to send a message to your Senators letting them know it is important to protect children’s benefits and access to care in health reform.

Sample tweets:

Tell Senators that health care reform must work for children. Take action now!

Kids need access to right care, at the right place. Take action with an email to your Senators