I just got this email. But it sounds like people in other states can call their governor too.
George Bush has done it again. He has sided with insurance and drug company profits over the health and well-being of our nation’s children. Late Friday night, the Bush administration released a letter to state health officials that
effectively eliminated health insurance coverage for millions of American kids. This underhanded one-size-fits-all cutback limits Texas’s ability to cover uninsured kids and cripples any chance of reasonable expansion.¹
What can you do? Let’s face it; President Bush isn’t going to take your call.
On the other hand, when the governor of a state calls, even Bush will listen.
Call Governor Perry right now and demand that Texas stands up to President Bush’s anti-children campaign.
Governor Rick Perry
Here’s what you can say:
“President Bush’s new rules which reduce the availability of the Children’s Health Insurance Program for uninsured kids must be repealed. Governor Perry must call President Bush today and demand a complete rollback of the new rules. Can I count on the governor to stand up for our kids?”
Please report how your call went here:
This is a very important time. Congress is poised to send an extensive expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan to Bush’s desk next month, and Bush has already threatened to veto it. If we amp up the pressure now on a rules change they didn’t even think we’d notice, we send Bush and Republicans in Congress a clear message that the health of America’s children always comes first.
Please call the Governor right now. Your neighbor’s kid might be depending on it.
¹: “Rules May Limit Health Program Aiding Children” NYTimes,8-21-2007