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Action Alert: contact legislators about protecting CSHCS in the budget

Family Voices Indiana encourages its members to share their voice regarding programs and services that benefit children with special health care needs. The 2 year budget now under consideration by the Indiana General Assembly includes significant cuts to Indiana’s Children's Special Health Care Services.   Indiana Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) provides supplemental medical coverage to help families of children who have serious, chronic medical conditions, age birth to 21 years of age, who meet the program’s financial and medical criteria, pay for treatment related to their child’s condition. A family with an income, before taxes, no greater than 250% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for the program.  The financial level changes every year.  For example, in 2012, a family of four could qualify with a gross income of up to $57,625. Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program to help Indiana children with severe chronic medic