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Health Care Reform
Updates Regarding Health Care Reform Print E-mail
General Message


1/26/10 Bishops Urge Congress to Resume Work on Health Care with Access for All, Protection of Life, Conscience Rights

Health care a basic human right, say bishops, don’t go backwards on conscience protections.  Government health care plans should follow Hyde and not pay for elective abortions

Urgent Memorandum

1/7/10 To:  Pastors, Diocesan Pro-Life Directors, Diocesan Social Development Directors,  Diocesan Communications Directors
Re: Nationwide USCCB Bulletin Insert on Health Care

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Healthcare Reform


U.S. Bishops Call on Parishes to Help Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform >>>Click here to Download Press Release


NEW Bulletin Insert

UPDATED: USCCB Nationwide Bulletin Insert: Click here to Download
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UPDATED Pulpit Announcements & Prayer Petition:Click here to download
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Contact Your Congress Person Today!

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.

E-mail Congress

Send E-mail Now!  To send an email today to your representatives, 





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





New Resources Available: Saving Lives Flyer: Download the Saving Lives Flyer




Bishop Murphy Addresses Health Care Reform

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.


Official Documents

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.

Click here to view documents from the USCCB