Parents Support Healthy Kids

Daily Dose Reminder edition: Support Healthy Kids!

Oregon parents ask for your support of the Healthy Kids Plan. Below are a few quotes and stories we’ve brought you over the past five months, all in hopes that one way or another children in Oregon will have the health care they need.

“Healthy Kids would ensure that my children would continue to receive the medical coverage that they need to stay out of the hospital. Prevention is much cheaper than a long hospital stay.” Cari Fredrick, Eagle Creek, mom to 6 year old Sebastien and 9 year old Destiny.

“There are so many kids that need health care coverage. There are kids out there that have the same disease Blake has that don’t know it because they don’t have health care.” Nikkole Palmer, Milwaukie, mom to Blake a second grader with nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disease.

“This shouldn’t even be an issue. Affordable health care should be available to all of us. I urge legisla- tors to support the Healthy Kids Plan- it would help ensure my son had coverage- but you can’t stop there, we all need health care.” Ellen Hudson, Colton, mom of an uninsured 17 year old.

“Until you’ve been there as a mother, you have no idea what it’s like to have your sick child look at you with those big eyes that say, ‘I’m in trouble – please help me’ – and not know how you’re going to pay for it.” Judy Crawford, Beaverton, mom of 4 1/2 year old triplets.

“It’s heartbreaking to see your child suffering, but it’s devastating to know that you could help ease their pain – if only you could afford more comprehensive health insurance.” Charles Hollywood father to Jack, a fourth grader with ear chronic ear infections.

“We were lucky, after spending a week in the ICU we talked with many families who were not only spending their entire time worrying about their child, but also about how to pay for the care.” Erin McDaniel, Salem, mom 18 month old, Jamee, who underwent brain surgery at 7 months.

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