Navigation Links
Catholic Health Association Comments on State of the Union and Need for Health Care Reform
Date:1/28/2010

"Put the Needs of Our Nation's People Above Political Interests and Partisan Concerns"

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being released by Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive office of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA):

The Catholic Health Association has long championed health care reform for the same reasons President Obama expressed in his State of the Union – because of the continuing tragedy of "Americans with pre-existing conditions whose lives depend on getting coverage; patients who've been denied coverage; and families – even those with insurance – who are just one illness away from financial ruin."

The President was right to say to Congress: "Do not walk away from reform. Not now. Not when we are so close. Let us find a way to come together and finish the job for the American people."

We commend Congress for all its efforts over the past year on behalf of those who suffer under the current system, and urge lawmakers to bring those efforts to fruition as quickly as possible. And we urge Congress to continue its work toward the goal of health reform that protects life at all stages while expanding coverage to the greatest possible number of people in our country.

We understand the political realities and concerns with passage of such important and far-reaching legislation. But we firmly believe that now is not the time to let those concerns derail what may be the last opportunity of our lifetime to address the continuing shame of allowing so many individuals and families in our nation to go without access to affordable health care. For all who have worked so hard to make health reform a reality, we have come too close to that goal to give up on it now.

The Catholic health ministry remains committed to the goal of health reform as set out in our "Vision for U.S. Health Care," and confident that our nation is capable of reaching that goal. In a letter our association sent today to Congress, we urged the members of both chambers "to put the needs of our nation's people above political interests and partisan concerns, and continue to work for comprehensive health reform this year. As Congress considers the options for moving forward, we also reaffirm this urgent priority among our health ministry and pledge to work alongside those who will continue in good faith to achieve this goal."

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), founded in 1915, supports the Catholic health ministry’s commitment to improve the health status of communities and create quality and compassionate health care that works for everyone. The Catholic health ministry is the nation's largest group of not-for-profit health systems and facilities that, along with their sponsoring organizations, employ more than 750,000 women and men who deliver services combining advanced technology with the Catholic caring tradition. For more information, visit the CHA website at www.chausa.org.

SOURCE Catholic Health Association of the United States

RELATED LINKS
http://www.chausa.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE Catholic Health Association of the United States
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. RNs at Nine Catholic Healthcare West Hospitals Reach Agreement on New Master Pact
2. Catholic Charities USA Calls on Congress and the President to Protect the Health of Children; Urges President Not to Veto Vitally Important Bill
3. Catholic Health Association to Congress and President Bush: Uninsured Children Need Your Help Now
4. Connecticut Catholic Conference Wrong to Allow Plan B in Catholic Hospitals
5. Michigan Catholic Conference Launches Massive Internal Stem Cell Education Program
6. Audio Replay: Catholic Charities USAs Briefing on the Inextricable Link Between a Veto of SCHIP and Poverty in America
7. Catholic Health Association Condemns Denial of Health Insurance for Children
8. Catholic Health Association Disappointed by Failure to Override SCHIP Veto
9. U.S. Catholic Bishops Pro-Life Secretariat to Congress: Support the Mexico City Policy
10. Catholic Charities USA to Release Report on November 15th that Shows Challenges Facing Americas Poor
11. New Poll Shows Catholics Around the World Believe Good Catholics Can Use Condoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)... York (PRWEB) , ... September 22, 2017 , ... ... and assembles Passive House buildings, and Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA), a ... House from the strategic partner’s Solsken Line of Model Homes . Independently, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , ... September 22, 2017 , ... Pullano Law Offices, ... Richard L. Pullano has been selected to serve as President of the North ... at the Installation and Award Dinner hosted by the NSBA at the North Shore ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Silicon Valley startup Enke ... the go. Their electric toothbrushes aggressively attack oral bacteria by reducing dental plaque ... Combining leading edge Enke technology with a premium timeless design, they want to ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Greenwich, Connecticut (PRWEB) , ... September 22, 2017 ... ... to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, today ... , A noted immunologist and microbiologist, Dr. Sellati has more than 20 ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... The American Addiction Treatment Association ... professionals in the addiction treatment industry entitled: Special Investigations Unit (SIU) – ... and state and federal governments are increasingly scrutinizing the addiction treatment industry for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/5/2017)... 5, 2017  Getinge, a leading global provider ... charitable donation program -- "Color for the Kids!" ... defect research by The Children,s Heart Foundation. Pediatric ... public are encouraged to download a coloring picture ... artwork to the gallery on the website. For ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... -- Michael Penna , President and CEO of ... growth in his response to the July 13, 2017, ... a buyer for eMDs. Penna,s company, Complete HealthCare Solutions, ... Added Reseller and national leader in the independent healthcare ... the healthcare market continues to dictate consolidation, healthcare software ...
(Date:8/31/2017)... PM360,s annual Innovations Issue, published in ... innovations happening across the industry. Established six years ago, ... providing a comprehensive look at the newest and most ... innovative companies, startups, divisions, products, services, and strategies from ... "Everyone in this industry wants to do better—in all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: