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Catholic Health Association lauds Obama’s healthcare program

Catholic World News - September 14, 2011

Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), has issued a statement lauding the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health-reform program passed in March 2010 that CHA supported despite the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ objections.

“Provisions of the Affordable Care Act that became effective last year have helped millions get the coverage they need,” she said in a statement. “At least 500,000 young adults (ages 18-24), for example, obtained health insurance last year, a two percentage point increase that is the result of an ACA provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents' plan.”

“Many more provisions of the Affordable Care Act will roll out in coming months and years,” she added. “CHA encourages lawmakers to support these common-sense reforms that expand coverage and access while improving families' health and financial situations.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Sep. 15, 2011 9:19 AM ET USA

    So Sr. Carol "resolved" her relationship with the USCCB after Obamacare passed, did she. Once again USCCB credibility and fidelity to Church teaching are the victims of USCCB public relations. The bishops have lost the faithful that still care about the truth.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Sep. 15, 2011 5:34 AM ET USA

    How do any of these organizations get to tout themselves as Catholic when they don't adhere to Catholic principles? Who makes the decision that they can call themselves Catholic?

  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Sep. 14, 2011 8:39 AM ET USA

    Sister Keenan and Rep Bart Stupak got their 30 pieces of silver. To which I echo St Thomas More in "A Man for All Seasons": "But for Wales?" Sister Keenan and those who support Obamacare in opposition to the USCCB have the blood of aborted babies on their hands.

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