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Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

| September 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Health care reform, transgender theory and the opioid epidemic were featured topics at a Sept. 20 gathering of Minnesota’s Catholic bishops and lay leaders.

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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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British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

| Simon Caldwell | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced.

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From readers – July 27, 2017

From readers – July 27, 2017

| July 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

Don’t withhold sacraments
Health care silence
Disgusted by topics

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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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Pope’s pediatric hospital is fixing past problems, says cardinal overseer

Pope’s pediatric hospital is fixing past problems, says cardinal overseer

The AP reported July 3 that the Vatican formed a commission in 2014 to study workers’ complaints and concerns about unsafe medical protocols, overcrowding and a culture that emphasized practices that might reap greater revenues.

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Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

“This isn’t your issue right now, but it could be your issue, so it’s your fight to fight as well,” Melissa Jaeger said. “Just because you don’t have a medically compromised kid right now doesn’t mean that you might not in the future. We need Children’s Hospital to be thriving to help all of our children.”

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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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Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people’s access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

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Health Care

Health Care

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has spoken in favor of health care access for nearly 100 years, first becoming active on the issue as far back as 1919. The social doctrine of the Church considers health care a basic human right, one that is necessary for the proper development of life and important for full human dignity.

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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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Health care is a right, not a privilege, pope says

Health care is a right, not a privilege, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

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.

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