Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Health Care Reform

With 624 Catholic hospitals and 499 Catholic long-term care nursing facilities in the United States (not to mention those 2,000 years of, well, being Church), the Catholic Church is well situated to offer advice on health care reform. Among the goals of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:

* a truly universal health policy with respect for human life and dignity;
* access for all with a special concern for the poor and inclusion of legal immigrants;
* pursuing the common good and preserving pluralism including freedom of conscience and variety of options; and
* restraining costs and applying them equitably across the spectrum of payers.

The bishops have a website dedicated to the issues we face in this important matter. You can access it here.