US bishops unhappy with Obamacare repeal bill passed by House

Bishop Frank J. Dewane, chairman of U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called on Senate to strip out 'the harmful provisions of the bill'

The House passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement health care bill on Thursday, but one bishop warned that the new bill poses serious problems for the vulnerable. Bishop Frank Dewane, chair of the domestic justice committee for the U.S. bishops' conference, said the legislation “still contains major defects, particularly regarding changes to Medicaid that … [Read more...]

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“California is really in a bind here”

Obamacare repeal measure would end subsidies for state's mandatory abortion coverage in insurance plans

A California law requiring all health plans cover abortions is set to collide with federal Affordable Care Act repeal efforts that would cut federal subsidies for health plans that pay for the procedure. State officials and health advocates have pledged to fight a stipulation of the Republican-authored American Health Care Act that could deprive 1.4 million Californians of the … [Read more...]

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Federal judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare provisions

Rule would have redefined sex bias to include "discrimination on the basis of gender identity and termination of pregnancy"

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services. The decision sides with Texas, seven other states and three Christian-affiliated healthcare groups challenging a rule that, … [Read more...]

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Trump’s new HHS secretary: ‘There is nothing more fundamental to our humanity than to defend life’

Rep. Tom Price, R-GA, has history of being pro-life and pro-marriage

The following comes from a November 29 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien: President-elect Donald Trump has chosen pro-life, pro-marriage, anti-Obamacare Rep. Tom Price, R-GA, to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services, Trump announced early Tuesday. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and the Chairman of the House Budget Committee. He has said “there’s nothing more … [Read more...]

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Forcing doctors to perform sex-change surgery

New HHS regulation makes surgeons give "a good reason" for saying no

The following comes from an August 24 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics. “The effect is that there are doctors all across the country that are going to be asked to perform … [Read more...]

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Obamacare pushes transgender agenda on doctors

If patient claims to be a female…

The following comes from a June 22 story on The Federalist.com. Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies may soon face lawsuits for treating male and female patients according to their biological sex, thanks to a health care rule finalized in May as part of the Affordable Care Act. On the same day President Barack Obama announced his controversial transgender school … [Read more...]

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Could it soon be illegal for doctors to believe in male and female?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says proposed rule is aimed at banning discrimination against transgendered people

The following comes from a February 3 Catholic News Agency article by Loredana Vuoto: A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex. The proposed rule, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says that it is aimed at banning discrimination … [Read more...]

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Important dates and issues ahead for California

Your state legislator went back to work yesterday and is about to make some precipitous decisions

The following comes from an August 14 email from California Pro-Life Council: Let your state legislator know where you stand, and why, on the following issues: AB 775 (Chiu) Pregnancy Counseling Discrimination Rule -  Would require all pregnancy centers to promote reproductive rights i.e. abortion, to their clients. There is no conscience clause. Please immediately … [Read more...]

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The big deal in signing a little form

What some see as "hair-splitting," the Little Sisters of the Poor view as a violation of their faith

The following comes from a July 27 Aletaia article by John Burger:   The Little Sisters of the Poor claim that the federal government has given them the “impossible choice of either violating the law or violating the faith.”   The federal government is saying, in response, “Don’t worry. All you have to do is sign a form or write a letter stating your … [Read more...]

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No dissent allowed

Court rules Obama admin can force Little Sisters of the Poor to obey HHS Mandate

The following comes from a July 14 LifeNews article by Steven Ertfelt: In a surprising decision, a federal appeals court has determined that a Catholic religious order, the Little Sisters of the Poor, must comply with Obamacare’s abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Without relief, the Little … [Read more...]

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