In today's Olympian, political reporter Adam Wilson compares the gubernatorial candidates' records on children's health coverage. When Dino Rossi was chairman of the Senate Ways and Means committee, the number of children on children's health coverage went down.
When Chris Gregoire became governor in 2005, the number of covered children began to rise. For a quick summary, click through to the chart, in the "photos" box to the right of the headline.
In response to being asked whether Washington policymakers will sustain the path to covering all children in tough times, Children's Alliance Deputy Director Jon Gould had this to say:
"We would expect whoever's the governor of Washington in 2009 to maintain the progress we're making in children's health."
You can add your voice of support for children's health coverage by signing the Children's Alliance's petition to the candidates. Tell our next Governor to stay the course on children's health!