Today is the last weekday of the nationwide Cover the Uninsured week. This is so important because 47 million Americans are currently uninsured. Nearly 9 million of those uninsured Americans are children, like mine. More than 8 out of 10 are in working families, just like ours. Because this is such a huge week for drawing attention to this enormous need, I asked my good friend Julie if she would mind using her wonderful contacts and skills to pull together a little blog series on the subject, and she agreed!
Please head over to Moms Speak Up today to read all the great stuff that will be rolling out as the day goes on. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and support as well, even you Canadians. People are always interested to hear about experiences with your health care system, because there are so many incorrect assumptions made about it. My contact from the CDF, Laura Guerra-Cardus, agreed to do an interview for the blog, so make sure to check that out, too. She's amazing and kind and so incredibly knowledgeable about the subject at hand. It will be enlightening, I assure you. This is also her first real experience with blog media, so let's make her feel welcome!
As posts roll out, I'll try and keep this post updated with a list so you can just click on through.
Cover the Uninsured: A National Campaign for Healthy Kids
Interview with Laura Guerra-Cardus If you only have time for one post, read this one!
Making it Personal Our story, which you are all pretty familiar with!
Also, I'd like to point you towards a few of the organizations I had the pleasure of working with this week. Great things are happening and these people are on the front lines of it all.
The Children's Defense Fund
Texas Kids Win
Texans Care for Children
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Pssst...Julie's main post is up on the front page of BlogHer, in the headlines section! Stop by and lend some support!