CHADD has joined the National Health
Council’s effort to ask Congress to pass comprehensive
healthcare reform. Please join in this
The information below is
designed to help you collect your ideas before you
call your U.S. Senators and Representative. Take a minute to write down
what you want to say. There is a place for you to insert your own story
about the healthcare system. Stories help members
of Congressand their staff understand more clearly that healthcare reform will impact the
lives of real people.
When you are ready, call the toll-free phone numbers below. Your
calls will be redirected to the appropriate offices. We are encouraging
as many people as possible to call on Wednesday, July
29. If you are
unable to call today, the phone lines will be
open until Friday, August 7.
Call 1-866-308-6259 to reach your representative. You
will hear a pre-recorded message. Enter your zip code using the numbers
on your touch-tone phone. Your call will be redirected to the
Call 1-866-544-7573 to reach your senators. Again, you
will hear a pre-recorded message and will need to enter your zip code.
You will then be asked whether you want your call to go to your
state’s junior senator or senior senator. Each state has two
senators, and the senior senator from your state has been in the Senate
longer than the junior senator. To send your call to your junior
senator, Press 1. To send your call to your senior senator, Press 2.
After making your selection, your call will be redirected to the
If there is a problem transferring you to your member
of Congress, your call will go to the U.S. Capitol operator who will
assist you. If you get a busy signal, hang up and try again later. You
will eventually get through.
Hi, my name is __________.
I’m a voter from ____ (give your home town).
May I please speak to the staff person who handles
healthcare issues? I would like to discuss why healthcare reform is
important to me and my family.
The healthcare staff person may not be available to
talk to you when you call. If so, continue your conversation with the
Share your personal story. For example, have you been denied health insurance because of a diagnosis of
AD/HD or will your insurance plan not cover the cost of your medication?
Do you wish you received better, coordinated care
for your AD/HD and other health
I ask that Congress support the
following five CORE principles of healthcare reform.
Health care reform must:
- Cover everyone,
- Curb costs responsibly,
- Abolish exclusions for pre-existing
- Eliminate lifetime caps on health benefits,
- Ensure access to long-term and end-of-life
All Americans deserve healthcare that meets theses
five principles. They were developed by the National Health Council,
an organization dedicated to providing a united voice for the
people with chronic diseases and disabilities and
CHADD, the nation’s leading organization serving
people affected by AD/HD.
I hope Congress will do the right thing and vote for
healthcare reform this year that Puts Patients First. We
can’t wait! Thank you for your time.