Tag: Affordable Care Act

U.S. bishop urges Senate to remedy health care after vote to proceed

U.S. bishop urges Senate to remedy health care after vote to proceed

| Carol Zimmermann | July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, urged senators of both parties to “work together to advance changes that serve the common good.”

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Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

| Julie Asher | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure “protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

| Carol Zimmermann | July 18, 2017 | 3 Comments

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix flaws in the current legislation.

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Archbishop Hebda, Lutheran leaders oppose Medicaid cuts in health care proposals

Archbishop Hebda, Lutheran leaders oppose Medicaid cuts in health care proposals

| July 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

In a July 14 letter to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the leaders wrote that the two faith communities are committed to serving people in need, especially the poor, elderly, chronically ill, immigrants and disabled.

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Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

| July 13, 2017 | 3 Comments

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.

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Catholic leaders wary of AHA repeal-and-replace efforts

Catholic leaders wary of AHA repeal-and-replace efforts

| Mark Pattison | May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The House passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by a four-vote margin May 4. The final vote was 217-213.

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Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

Catholic leaders react to House bill to repeal, replace health care law

| March 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House March 6 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would “do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.”

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Catholic Charities to end two longtime services

Catholic Charities to end two longtime services

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the coming months, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis will close its Seton Prenatal Clinic and cease its adoption program.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubick v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.

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Minnesota Catholic Conference calls on Congress, president to amend Affordable Care Act

Minnesota Catholic Conference calls on Congress, president to amend Affordable Care Act

| June 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling June 28 that the federal Affordable Care Act is constitutional, the Minnesota Catholic Conference called on Congress and the president to amend the law to protect the unborn, the rights of conscience and the healthcare needs of immigrant families.

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