Published in Genetics and Environmental Health Week, August 22nd, 2007
CF volunteers wrote their elected officials to convey the importance of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which ensures that many children with cystic fibrosis have access to the health care and treatments that they need. Congress is considering reauthorization of the program.
During the Senate debate, the impact of these letters was illustrated when Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke of the importance of SCHIP by sharing the story of a 9-year-old child with CF, Sydney Lee.
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