SEIU - U.S. Reps Hodes and Shea-Porter to be Honored by Children on NH Healthy Kids Program

MANCHESTER, NH− U.S. Representative Paul Hodes and U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter will be honored for their support of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization at an event on Friday, April 17th at 11:00 am at Beech Street Elementary School.

State leaders, health care advocates and children from New Hampshire’s successful CHIP program - NH Healthy Kids - will highlight the program’s impact on expanding health care to New Hampshire’s children.

For more than a decade, NH Healthy Kids has made sure the children of New Hampshire have access to the care they need. In the current economic environment, the mission of NH Healthy Kids is more important than ever. The federal reauthorization of CHIP provides New Hampshire with funding and opportunities to maintain and expand coverage for low-income children across the state. State leaders, health care advocates and NH children and families look forward to celebrating this important milestone and honoring U.S. Representative Paul Hodes and U.S. Representative Carol Shea-Porter for their leadership on behalf of the children of NH.

WHO: U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes (confirmed), U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter(confirmed), Sen. Kathy Sgambati(confirmed), children and families on NH Healthy Kids, host organizations NH Voices for Health, Healthy New Hampshire Foundation, NH Healthy Kids and Health Care for America Now! (HCAN)

WHAT: Celebration Ceremony on CHIP Votes; Discussion of New CHIP Provisions

WHEN: Friday, April 17th at 11:00 AM

WHERE: Beech Street Elementary, 333 Beech Street, Manchester


New Hampshire Voices for Health is a network of consumer and advocacy organizations and individuals allied in their commitment to securing quality, affordable health care for all in New Hampshire. The network represents over 200,000 members, consumers and constituents statewide who are motivated to help improve access to quality, affordable health care in New Hampshire.