Health Care for Kids: Follow Up
Shortly after the election dust had settled and President Bush claimed a "mandate" to dismantle Social Security Insurance, Kerry was already hard at work fighting for what he promised in his 2004 Presidential campaign: Health Care for Kids.
So far his "Kids Come First Act" to provide Health Care for all children in the US has been silently ignored by the Republican lead congress, who would much prefer to make tax cuts for the rich permanent, while gutting social security, creating record deficits and forcing massive cuts to social programs in every state across America.
The Republican Party talks and talks about values, yet turns their back on those most in need. That includes you too Red States. Some of you are especially hard hit with the Bush Budget. Meanwhile Kerry continues to fight for middle class, working families.
As a follow up I wanted to direct people to the JohnKerry.com site where they've posted a sample of the 16,000 phone calls they've received from ordinary Americans asking that their children have access to health care.
Some of the calls are very personal and tell of the struggles these parents and grandparents face when trying to get health care for a sick child if they don't have insurance. These are hard working good people, some working two jobs.
America can do better. It must do better. Add your name to those who support the Kids Come First Act.