Speak Now For Kids

In the national healthcare debate, one thing is exceedingly clear: if you don't speak up, you won't be heard. There are no better voices for what children need in healthcare reform than those of the parents, family members, physicians, educators, advocates and others who care for them and about them.

Lurie Children's is part of the Children’s Hospitals Association's Speak Now for Kids in Health Reform campaign, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Health Fund, First Focus, March of Dimes and more than 100 other children’s hospitals and allied organizations around the country. We’re committed to providing those who care about children and health reform the opportunity to voice their concerns directly to Congress.

Tell Congress What’s Important to You

Please join us in this effort and tell Congress that children’s healthcare is important to you. Visit the Children's Hospitals Association's website, where you’ll have the option to add your personal story, upload photos or video testimonials on the aspect of health reform that you care about most. Whether it is access to care, coverage for all children, cost of insurance or co-pays or the quality of pediatric care, reach out and share your opinions. Engage your organization, your colleagues, your friends and family in the campaign, and ask them to do the same.

This is a nonpartisan effort, not aimed at supporting or opposing specific legislation, but at letting Congress know what matters most for America’s children as they continue down the road to health reform. The legislation being drafted right now will impact the way all Americans receive healthcare, yet will impact children in different ways than adults. America’s children are counting on the adults who care for them to be their voice in this debate and make sure their special health care needs are considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Fraggos at jfraggos@luriechildrens.org.