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Religious Groups Line Up To Support Affordable Care Act

February 29, 2012 at 9:00 am by: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Intersectionality, Poverty

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From ThinkProgress:

[A] broad coalition of religious organizations filed an amicus brief supporting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion that should give the lie to any claim that the faith community opposes the ACA. The brief includes a number of major religious denominations, including the policy arm of the United Methodist Church, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ and an important Presbyterian Church policy body.

Pope Benedict XVI has called health care an “inalienable right,” and added that it is the “moral responsibility of nations to guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens.”

See also: Catholic Nuns File Brief Supporting Affordable Care Act

3 comments
Penny Duff
Penny Duff

I am on disability and in failing health at 63 because the big business insurance establishment  refused me insurance.  Result:  I was unable to get health care in time to prevent total disability.   Not to have affordable health care is the basest amorality.

Seeta
Seeta moderator

 @Penny Duff Thanks for sharing something deeply personal Penny.  I am so sorry to hear of this.