San Francisco archdiocese ordered to pay $3 million in health care costs

Archdiocesan spokesman: “We don’t concede we are in violation"

City officials have ordered the San Francisco Roman Catholic Archdiocese to pay nearly $3 million in health care costs for more than 1,000 employees after finding that it failed to make years of payments required by a pioneering local health care law. San Francisco has also assessed the archdiocese $113,000 in penalties. “It’s important for us to ensure that workers are … [Read more...]

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US bishops: Replace before repeal

Once foes of Obamacare, USCCB now urging Congress to ensure Americans who need healthcare are covered before law is revoked

Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care for everyone, said the U.S. bishops in a letter to Congress. In American policy, they said, “we must not see health care as a luxury, but as a necessary building block to help individuals and families thrive and contribute to the good of the … [Read more...]

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Obama’s parting gift to Big Abortion

New HHS regulation barring states from denying funds to Planned Parenthood takes effect two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump

The following comes from a December 16 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that critics say is a “parting gift to Big Abortion.” “The Obama administration, even in its waning hours, has chosen to put Planned Parenthood’s Big Abortion … [Read more...]

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Coercing physicians to violate their moral values

Archbishop Gomez: Christian doctors face increasing threats

The following comes from a November 2 Catholic News Agency article: Faithful Catholics need to be aware of the ever-increasing serious threats to Christians living their faith in the field of medicine, warned Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles. Noting the annual White Mass for health care professionals in the archdiocese, which was held at the cathedral Oct. 23, the … [Read more...]

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Insurance company denies chemo, offers suicide drugs instead

Orange County resident Stephanie Packer has terminal cancer but doesn't want to end her life

The following comes from an October 19 Catholic News Agency article: Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a terminal illness in Orange, California, her goal is “to do everything I can to have one more second with my kids.” When assisted suicide legislation was officially passed in California in 2016, Packer experienced … [Read more...]

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You still need to go to Oregon

Terminally ill Californians struggling to find doctors to help with assisted suicide

The following comes from a September 17 Mercury News article by Tracy Seipel: For 78-year-old Judy Dale, this wasn’t the way California’s new aid-in-dying law was supposed to work. The San Francisco grandmother, her body riddled with cancer, had hoped to die on her own terms when the time came by ingesting lethal medications prescribed by a physician. But the panic-filled … [Read more...]

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OC’s second-largest employer looking for talent

It's not Disneyland, Boeing or The Irvine Company but St. Joseph Health, a Catholic healthcare system

The following comes from a September 12 Orange County Catholic article: When Orange County’s largest employers come to mind, you think of some big names: Disneyland, Boeing, The Irvine Company. But did you know that St. Joseph Health ranks second when comparing private employers by size in the county? The Catholic health care system, which operates St. Joseph Hospital, … [Read more...]

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