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Bishops, Catholic Charities, hospitals ‘deeply opposed’ to Trump administration’s ‘unacceptable’ Medicaid plan

February 06, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: “The Catholic Health Association of the United States, US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee and Catholic Charities USA express our deep opposition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposal to cap or block grant funding for the Medicaid expansion population,” according to a statement released after the announcement of Healthy Adult Opportunity. “It is unacceptable for the federal government to walk away from its shared commitment under the Medicaid program to ensure care for all low-income and vulnerable individuals in our country.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 06, 2020 3:36 PM ET USA

    Those in the cited article who wrote the "Joint Catholic Statement" sound more like politicians than medical doctors and theologians. Before there were federal and state "welfare" systems, who took care of the sick, the injured, the diseased? Before there was a U.S. Constitution, who took care of those whose welfare was at risk? Before there was a Mayflower, who took care of the indigent and the infirmed? Just go to any lesser-developed country, and you will see the answer: Church and family.