More than 350 national and state based organizations from across the country joined together to urge key Senators to remember the special needs of children as they begin to debate national health reform. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Finance, the organizations pressed Members to specifically address the unique health care needs of America’s children during negotiations on health reform legislation.

The letter arrived as Senators commence the opening rounds of negotiations on comprehensive health reform. Catholic Charities USA, Alliance for Children and Families, Child Welfare League of America, Easter Seals, Families USA, and the National Child Abuse Coalition are among some of the other national organizations who signed the letter.