Protect health care that helps kids learn, play, and grow.
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Dear Friend,

This week in Learn, Love, Lead! keep up fight to protect health care for Washington's kids.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a critical source of federal support for Apple Health for Kids, Washington's award-winning health care program for children. Half of Washington's kids count on Apple Health for Kids for health care that helps them learn, play and grow.

Now CHIP is set to expire at the end of this month.

If Congress doesn't renew CHIP by September 30th,  Washington could run out of CHIP funds in November. The loss of funds could shift costs onto families. Kids' health benefits may be scaled back, families could pay more, and some families may lose coverage. We can't let that happen.

Vancouver, Washington mom Kendra Thompkins has a message for her members of Congress:

“My young daughter Aurelia has had coverage through Apple Health for Kids since she was in my womb. As a working mom, I don’t know how I would afford care for her without it.”  

You can send your own message!  Click below to send a ready-made message to your members of Congress. If Apple Health for Kids has benefited a child you care about, be sure to add a personal  note.

Tell your  members of Congress to renew the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) before it expires on September 30th.


To protect Washington's kids, tell Congress to  renew CHIP before September 30th, and maintain the "enhanced federal match" that has helped record numbers of Washington kids get the care they need.
Take Action!
Together we fought back the attempt to slash Medicaid funding and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Together, we can win this fight for kids too.

When we act together, we are powerful. Invite your friends and family to take this action with you.

Thank you for all you do for kids.


Jon and the Children’s Alliance Team

Jon Gould
Deputy Director

P.S. Do you have personal experience with Apple Health for Kids?  As part of our celebration of the 10th anniversary of the program, and our fight to protect our kids' health, we are interviewing families to learn about your experiences with Apple Health for Kids. Will you share your story with us? If you'd like to volunteer to be interviewed, contact Emijah Smith, Community Engagement Manager at