Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care, a Vatican representative said.
A health program that serves children from low-income families that has enjoyed bipartisan support for 20 years faces an uncertain future unless Congress adopts legislation reauthorizing it before funding runs out in the coming months.
Acknowledging wide divisions in the country over issues such as health care, immigration reform, taxes and abortion, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for civility to return to the public debate.
On Oct. 20, there had still been no word on when the bill — which also aims to provide states flexibility to skirt some requirements of the health care law — might come to the Senate floor for a vote.
The Senate Republicans’ latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is “unacceptable” and shows little improvement over the lawmakers’ first attempt to reform the federal health care law, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.
A draft of the HHS regulations reflects common sense and a long-held practice of the federal government to provide strong conscience protection in the area of health care.
As Christians, we know we don’t arrive at the joy of Easter until we walk with Christ in his suffering on Good Friday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore have urged the House and Senate to past the Conscience Protection Act of 2017.
The Catholic Church is not a fancy medical clinic for the rich, but a “field hospital” that — often literally — provides the only medical care some people will ever receive, Pope Francis said. “Health is not a consumer good but a universal right, so access to health services cannot be a privilege,” the pope […]