Navigation Links
Health Care Bill Omits Access to Spiritual Care
Date:12/11/2007

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of a vote to expand health care coverage throughout the state, Californians have reason to be concerned that spirituality is about to be squeezed out of their health care system.

Under summons from Speaker Fabian Nunez, California assemblymen are flocking to the capitol today in anticipation of a vote on AB X1 1, a bill intended to provide universal health care coverage for all Californians. At this time, legislators have been unwilling to confirm whether the bill includes provision for Californians to seek spiritual treatment for their healthcare needs.

"If their silence is any indication, this is a remarkable omission from AB X1 1," concluded Brian Talcott, state spokesman for the Christian Science Church, "considering the building tide of support in California -- and across the nation -- for the role of prayer in maintaining an individual's well-being."

Talcott praised Speaker Nunez for working to create a system to meet the health care needs of Californians in an affordable, fair and universal way. "Any plan that sets out to meet the health care needs of Californians must include access to spiritual care," said Talcott. "California has long stood for possibility and we hope the legislature will maintain the state's over 150-year tradition of opening possibilities for its citizens instead of restricting them."

If you'd like more information about this issue, or to schedule an interview with Brian Talcott, please contact Allison Doty at 617-283-1644 or dotya@csps.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Christian Science Church
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
4. More proof needed of safety and quality of electronic personal health records
5. Health care incentive model offers collaborative approach
6. Loneliness is bad for your health
7. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
8. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
9. For Health Info, Women Often Turn to the Web
10. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
11. U.S. Research Funding Continues to Flatten as U.S. Health Costs Climb - in August 31 Science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... CHICAGO (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... comprehensive treatment for eating, mood and anxiety disorders, has rebranded its eating disorder program ... a new residential eating disorder treatment facility on May 16. , To celebrate, ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... The National Resident Matching Program® ... Match® (“the Match”), the system through which U.S. and international medical school students ... positions were placed in the 2016 Match, and 29,572 were filled when the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... East Los Angeles dentist , ... can visit Dr. Assili to receive any dental extraction treatment for $40 off the ... June 30, 2016. With the lower price, patients can more easily afford extractions to ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 ... ... Specialty Pharmacy Times, has announced a new Specialty Pharmacy Patient Satisfaction Award that ... determined based on the quarterly results from Zitter Health Insights’ Specialty Pharmacy Patient ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... ... prescription medications, including anxiolytics, painkillers, antidepressants and cholesterol-lowering drugs, may cause cognitive ... Detox Center —a leading Florida-based drug treatment facility—advises patients to research the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/2/2016)... Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual Percentage Change, 2015  ... 7.3, , Source: IMF and TechSci Research   ... Brazil , Russia , India , ... the fastest GDP growth during the first decade of the 21 st ... Brazil and Russia , along with policy ...
(Date:5/2/2016)...  While nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) are aware ... health, only about half report taking any steps to ... a new survey announced today by Hologic (Nasdaq: ... Osteoporosis Month, Hologic is raising awareness of this major ... Americans. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... May 2, 2016 The ... USD 11.1 billion by 2024, according to a ... Major drivers of the sonography market include expanding ... government recommendations for periodic ultrasound screenings of the ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ) High Intensity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: