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  •  Catholic Positions on Health Care (0+ / 0-)

    For decades the bishops have advocated for universal healthcare -- in fact, for a single-payer system with a strong emphasis on covering the uninsured, the poor and immigrants. The best shot at reform is now. But the bishops are squandering every ounce of moral capital they have, not on the public option, but on ensuring that in any reform bill not one penny of federal funds is used for abortion.

    Why Don't Catholic Bishops care about Health Care

    USCCB Position on Health Care Reform

       * a truly universal health policy with respect for human life and dignity
       * access for all with a special concern for the poor and inclusion of legal immigrants
       * pursuing the common good and preserving pluralism including freedom of conscience and variety of options
       * restraining costs and applying them equitably across the spectrum of payers

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