Health Care

Commonwealth Budget proposal for 2011-2012

As the new governor, yesterday Tom Corbett introduced his first Commonwealth Budget proposal for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. The $27.3 billion spending plan represents a 3.1% decrease from last year. A special Budget Dashboard has been set up by the governor’s office so citizens
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Caring for the least of these

The Gospel compels us to provide for the poor and care for the sick. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me…The righteous will answer h
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Opportunities & challenges in 2011-2012 Legislative Session

The Winter 2011 edition of the Viewpoint newletter lists key priorities on the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference’s (PCC) legislative agenda.
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Abortion opt-out bill passes Senate Banking & Insurance Committee

On January 25, 2011, the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee voted in favor of Senate Bill 3 with a 12-2 vote. The chairman, Senator Don White (R-Indiana), is the prime sponsor of the bill. Senate Bill 3 will allow Pennsylvania to prohibit insurance providers that participate in th
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2011-2012 Pennsylvania General Assembly sworn in

The recently elected members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly were sworn into office today marking the beginning of the 2011-2012 Legislative Session.
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Embrace social media to evangelize ‘digital continent’

The Catholic Church faces an urgent call to evangelize the new “digital continent” of social media, according to a presentation to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at their annual Fall General Assembly. Bishop Ronald Herzog of Alexandria, Louisiana, a member of
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End of session review

Health care reform. Abortion. Adoption. Gay marriage. Education. These are among top issues tracked by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in the 2009-2010 legislative session. What happened and where do we go from here?
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Pennsylvania’s Bishops gather in Harrisburg

The Bishops of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic and two Byzantine Catholic dioceses gathered in Harrisburg on October 1 for the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC).
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US Bishops Urge Exclusion of Contraception, Sterilization as “Preventive Services”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to include contraception or sterilization among a range of “preventive services” the HHS will mandate for all health plans.
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