Tag: American Health Care Act

Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

Health care laws must begin and end with human person, bishop says

| Carol Zimmermann | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Throughout the summer, while Congress was looking for ways to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Catholic bishops have continually reiterated the need to put care for the human person at the forefront of any health care legislation.

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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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Bishops: Loss of affordable health care under GOP plan ‘simply unacceptable’

Bishops: Loss of affordable health care under GOP plan ‘simply unacceptable’

| Julie Asher | June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the Senate health care bill, said late June 26 the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.

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Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

| Mark Pattison | June 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act “and even further compounds them,” said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

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U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

| Mark Pattison | May 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The American Health Care Act that passed by a four-vote margin May 4 in the House has “major defects,” said Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Social Development.

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Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

Catholic leaders warn against changes to health care bill

| April 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

The proposed amendment to the health care legislation was approved by the House Freedom Caucus April 26, a group of conservative representatives who rejected the House plan to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act in March when it was withdrawn by House Republicans because it fell short of the necessary votes for passage.

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Bishops urge Congress to take bipartisan approach on health care reform

Bishops urge Congress to take bipartisan approach on health care reform

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now that lawmakers have withdrawn the American Health Care Act, Congress must “seize this moment to create a new spirit of bipartisanship” and make “necessary reforms” in existing health care law to address access, affordability, life and conscience, said three U.S. bishops’ committee chairmen.

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