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.
Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March, amidst an unresolved debate about the legislation’s impact on abortion and conscience protection. As president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Francis George explained then t
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
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
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.
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
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
In light of the controversy and confusion created through the announcement by Catholic Health Association – USA in support of the Senate health care reform bill, the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference jointly sent a letter to the Pe
The Catholic Bishops of the United States have long and consistently advocated for the reform of the American health care system. Their experience in health care and in Catholic parishes has acquainted them with the anguish of mothers who are unable to afford prenatal care, of familie