NC Nonprofits Call on Burr and Tillis to Extend CHIP Funding Immediately
RALEIGH, NC—30 child- and health-focused nonprofits called on Senators Burr and Tillis to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without further delay in a letter sent to both senators this morning.
“You can really see how this tax plan is not just a tax plan; it’s the backbone and the impetus for really serious spending cuts going forward that are going to undermine children’s health and well-being and has us pretty scared,” said Rob Thompson, senior policy and communications adviser at the advocacy group NC Child.
Thanks to everyone who attended today’s NC Child Advocacy Network meeting in Raleigh. Special thanks to our tax reform / budget panel: Alexandra Sirota, NC BTC; Brian Kennedy, NC Justice Center; Mike Leighs, NC Partnership for Children; Satanna Deberry, NC Low-Income Housing Coalition. We discussed, in-depth, the current federal tax overhaul along with projected implications for children and families in NC. Join us at our next quarterly CAN meeting on Feb. 12! ... See MoreSee Less
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