Statement on Today’s Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

Contact: Tara Manthey
Title: Communications and Outreach Director
Phone: 720-256-1312
Email: tara@coloradokids.org

Statement on Today’s Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 19th, 2017

Denver, CO

The 75-member Colorado CHIP Coalition applauds Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office for putting forward this short-term solution to the imminent CHP+ coverage losses facing Colorado families. This emergency supplemental request will allow Colorado to delay sending CHP+ coverage termination notices to tens of thousands of Colorado families during the holidays. This will ensure that Colorado kids keep their health insurance coverage for another month and reduce family confusion. While we realize that Colorado does not have sufficient state funds to continue the CHP+ program in perpetuity, we urge the Joint Budget Committee to immediately consider and approve this short-term fix.

-Kelly Causey, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child well-being and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org/.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tara Manthey at 720-256-1312 or email Tara at tara@coloradokids.org.