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US Bishops fear Trump healthcare plan will hurt poor and vulnerable
US Bishops fear Trump healthcare plan will hurt poor and vulnerable

In a letter sent to the US House of Representatives, Bishop Frank J Dewane of Venice, Florida notes that, while the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA) commendably contains key provisions in defense of life, the proposed legislation also creates "grave challenges for poor and vulnerable people that must be addressed" by Congress before passage.

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US Bishops urge Congress to 'preserve gains in healthcare coverage'


US Bishops urge Congress to 'preserve gains in healthcare coverage'



As Congress discusses a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the Chair of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop Frank J Dewane of Venice, is urging members of the House and Senate to provide a replacement plan concurrently so that millions of Americans will continue to have access to vital health care. In a letter sent to members of the US House of Representatives and US Senate on January 18, 2017, Bishop Dewane wrote that repealing the ACA should not be undertaken without simultaneous passage of a replacement plan

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US Bishops urge Congress to pursue political not military option in Syria
US Bishops urge Congress to pursue political not military option in Syria
On the same day that Pope Francis asked the G20 nations to "lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution" in Syria, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Richard E Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, wrote to every member of Congress, urging them not to resort to military intervention, but instead work to end the violence in Syria through a political solution.
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US archbishop welcomes 'Health Care Conscience Rights Act'
US archbishop welcomes 'Health Care Conscience Rights Act'
Archbishop William E Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the US Catholic Bishops Conference Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, has welcomed yesterday's the Health Care Conscience Rights Act introduced by Congresswoman Diane Black and 50 other House members. He said in a statement: "I am grateful to Congresswoman Black and other sponsors for their leadership today. I welcome the Health Care Conscience Rights Act and call for its swift passage into law.
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