Reading on health care reform
Since there has been some much talk about health care reform lately, I simply decided to gather links to the many statements, articles, and so on here for your reading pleasure.
We'll try to keep it updated, and be sure to check out our special section on health care as well. We put it together when this debate started last year, so it needs some updating, but there are still some good resources there.
I'm sorry for the lack of formatting, but there is so much that this is easiest and quickest!
FROM THE BISHOPS:
A bulletin insert/pulpit announcement you might see/hear in your parish: http://www.usccb.org/healthcare/Abortion_ads/Pulpit_Announcement_and_Prayer.pdf
USCCB problem with Community Health Centers funding: http://www.usccb.org/healthcare/communityhealthcenters.pdf
Bishops' op-ed in Washington Post: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/03/health_care_for_life_and_for_all.html
Cardinal George: http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-043.shtml
Archbishop Chaput: http://www.archden.org/index.cfm/ID/3581
Bishops' response to Jost: http://www.usccb.org/healthcare/jost-response.pdf
Bishops' response to NETWORK: http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-048.shtml
Bishop Lynch's response to CHA: http://blogs.dosp.org/bishoplynch/
FROM THOSE WHO WANT HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW:
Law Professor Timothy Stoltzfus Jost: http://law.wlu.edu/faculty/facultydocuments/jost/Jost_Response_to_Bishops_3.14.10.pdf
Catholic in Alliance for the Common Good letter from pro-life leaders outlining abortion provisions: http://www.catholicsinalliance.org/node/21440
Catholic Health Association: http://www.chausa.org/The_time_is_now_for_health_reform.aspx
REACTION FROM REPRESENTATIVES:
How House members plan to vote: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/votes/house/finalhealthcare/
Catholics changing votes to "yes": http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/03/18/catholic_opposition_to_health_bill_fades/?page=2
Last year's U.S.Catholic special section on health care: