Monday, January 11, 2010

Sister Mary Ann Walsh: Politics of health care 'reform' can make you sick

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the director of media relations for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, wrote this guest editorial in the Washington Post:

By Sister Mary Ann Walsh
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Catholic bishops have urged the government to reform our ailing health care system for decades. To do this, the House and Senate have now passed bills with this aim, bills that must be reconciled into one final bill. But the present state of affairs is enough to make you sick. The gamesmanship in Congress relates more to politics than health and has created serious problems. Despite the bishops' desire for health care reform, the proposed bills could turn the bishops from allies into opponents. So far, health care reform it is not.

Sr. Walsh specifies five problems with the bills:
1) Paying for abortion
2) Conscience rights
3) Basic fairness issues
4) Risk to overall health
5) Affordability
Read the entire article here.


More Information:

LifeNews.Com: Catholic Bishops Rep: Health Care Reform Bill Pro-abortion on Funding, Conscience by Steven Ertelt

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