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*9 million children in America-1 in 9- are uninsured. A child is born uninsured every 39 seconds.
*Currently approximately two-thirds of the uninsured children are eligible for health coverage under Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but are not enrolled; excessive enrollment barriers are often the cause.
*In January 2009, Congress acted to expand CHIP and enroll more children in coverage. This legislation was necessary to prevent more children from losing health coverage in the economic downturn, but it still leaves 5-6 million children uninsured.
*Children are subjected to the "lottery of geography" - whether they get coverage and what kind of benefits they may receive depends upon the state in which they live.
*Roughly 800,000 pregnant women are uninsured.
*Approximately 28,000 children die each year in America before their first birthday- ranking the U.S. 25th among 30 industrialized countries.
*Almost a quarter of two-year-olds are not fully immunized.
*The majority of uninsured children live in two-parent families
*Almost 90 percent have one parent who works.
*Almost 90 percent are U.S. citizens.
*Health insurance premiums for families have risen more than three times as fast as wages since 2001 at the same time that fewer employees are providing coverage for employees.
News and current affairs media are supposed to be informative to the people of our nation. It is a huge responsibility and all issues big or small should have comprehensive coverage in news and current affairs media.
Far too often it is found that not enough or even misleading information is issued in small paragraphs in print media or very brief television and radio broadcasts barely cover the topics being presentd sufficiently.
We need better, more comprehencive information presented in our media.
This is an attempt to voice the concerns of the student body in regards to the recycling program on campus. Although some recycling projects do exist, they are isolated in terms of locations on campus and number of people that have the information and materials to participate in the recycling program.
The students are asking for funding from the University in support of a comprehensive recycling program that would enable every building on campus the opportunity to receive information and materials for the recycling of white paper, cardboard, plastic and glass.
With this funding a position for a campus recycling coordinator would be created, enabling implementation of new practices and stronger support for existing practices.
Safeguard our sea life.
The seas around the UK's coasts are increasingly overfished, over-trafficked and over-developed - but crucially under-protected - our precious seas are dying from neglect. Your support today will help safeguard our sea life.
More than half of the UK's wildlife depends on the health of the seas around our coasts. However, the UK's seas, feeding grounds to some of our most spectacular seabirds such as gannets, shearwaters and puffins, have very little protection under UK law.
Unlike on land, there are very few protected areas in the marine environment. This means that some of our most precious wildlife, including dolphins, corals and seahorses, is at risk from over-exploitation and the damaging effects of development.
It's unthinkable that all this beauty, and all these natural resources should be squandered through lack of adequate protection.
More than half of all the wildlife in the UK lives in - or depends upon - the seas. Under domestic legislation, there are only three tiny marine nature reserves around our coast, compared with thousands of Sites of Special Scientific Interest on land. Up to half the fish caught by fishing vessels are routinely thrown back dead.
Better protection for wildlife at sea. The RSPB is campaigning alongside other wildlife organisations for comprehensive marine legislation to protect the marine environment.
Sign our petition.
Please sign the RSPB petition calling for better laws for marine protection. Your name, along with thousands of others, will be presented to the UK Government in 2005 to demonstrate the breadth of support for better protection for our seas.
Our rich world of sea life must be protected.
A petition to keep Head Start under the Department of Health and Human Services where it will receive sufficient funding.