Congress is preparing to debate health care reform legislation on the House and Senate floors. Genuine health care reform should protect the life and dignity of all people from the moment of conception until natural death. Please contact your Representative and Senators today and urge them to fix these bills with pro-life amendments noted in the bulletin insert below.
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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 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
Bishop William Murphy, chairman of Domestic Justice and Human Development for the U.S. bishops, addresses the urgent need for health care reform that is available to everyone and protects the life and dignity of every person.
The U.S. bishops and their staff have been working hard to promote the position of the USCCB on health care reform. Their work includes news releases, action alerts, and letters and testimony to members of Congress.