Please Don't Cut Medicaid, a Lifeline for Our Children
Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children’s, discusses the proposed changes to Medicaid funding which could have a profound negative impact on children’s health care. Sperring writes, “As we face possible changes and indiscriminate cuts to Medicaid that would very likely decrease the number of children covered, we must stand together and urge our leaders in D.C. to continue the tradition of fighting for the health and well-being of children irrespective of their condition, disease or parents’ financial status.”
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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top five children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
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