Health Care

Abortion and high-risk health care insurance

One of the most urgent concerns of the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is providing health care coverage for adults who have a pre-existing condition, which may have made it difficult or impossible for them to obtain insurance. Pennsylvania joined New Mexico
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State budget breakdown

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the state budget by the constitutional deadline, June 30. Over the Fourth of July weekend, they passed the necessary fiscal code bill that outlines the revenue to pay for it. Although not exactly on time, this state budget was passed earlier th
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PCC mourns loss of Archbishop Schott

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is saddened by the news that Metropolitan Basil M. Schott, Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010.  He will be laid to rest next week.
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Questions & answers about health care reform

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was groundbreaking health care reform legislation.  Catholics may have many questions about the complicated new law.  Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.
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April 1 is Census Day

If you haven’t mailed back your Census Questionnaire, please do it today! Census data determine how more than $400 billion in Federal funds are distributed to communities each year. Mailing back a questionnaire is cheap, but in-person enumeration is expensive: if everyone across
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A call for an end to abortion, once and for all

Historic. Landmark. Unprecedented. All words used to describe the health care reform legislation recently passed into law by Congress. With the failure of Congress to include adequate statutory restrictions on using federal tax dollars to pay for abortion coverage, pro-life advocates
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Internship opportunity at the PCC

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) in Harrisburg, PA is seeking an intern for the spring, summer or fall term.
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Bishops encourage vigilance

The U.S. bishops called on Congress and people in the Catholic community to make sure promises are kept that new health care legislation will not expand abortions in the United States.
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Contact Congress TODAY on health care reform

To send a pre-written, instant e-mail to Congress go to www.usccb.org/action. Congress continues to debate health care reform. The House passed a health care bill that prevents the federal government from funding elective abortions, and includes provisions making health care affordabl
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