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 applauds the U.S. House of Representatives and President Obama for enacting health care reform legislation that will bring security and health to millions of American families. Read the statement from Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, president and chief executive of the Catholic Health Associaton of the United States.
Bishops Encourage Vigilance that Health Care Legislation Protects Conscience, does not Fund Abortion
The U.S. bishops called on Congress and people in the Catholic community to make sure promises are kept that new health care legislation will not expand abortions in the United States.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has made available several new resources explaining its calls for essential changes to the Senate health care reform bill. In a March 15 statement, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the USCCB, said that the U.S. bishops would, regretfully, have to oppose the final bill if these changes were not made. The resources are available at:
President of U.S. Bishops says cost is too high, loss is too great for Health Care Bill not to be revised.