Singer/songwriter Paul Simon co-founded the Children’s Health Fund in 1987 with pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD. The Children’s Health Fund is “committed to providing comprehensive health care to the nation’s most medically under-served children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.”
The Children’s Health Fund has a national network of programs and affiliates in urban and rural communities around the country and promotes special health initiatives that target problems which disproportionally affect homeless, transient and low-income children. The CHF and Paul Simon have put together a video featuring pediatricians from around the country urging government officials not to cut funding for exceptionally important programs like Medicaid and CHIP. Take a look:
Contact your representatives and let them know you think balancing the budget on the backs of children is wrong.
Photo: Paul Simon official website