Catholic Health Association urges appeals court to uphold Obamacare
"We believe, as a matter of human dignity, everyone is entitled to health care"

The following is an excerpt of a statement by Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, president and chief executive officer, Catholic Health Association of the United States: As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit considers the constitutionality of

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2019-07-14T05:28:05-08:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |15 Comments

Obamacare customers in Calif. will get $1 invoice for abortion premiums

The following comes from a Feb. 24 story in A little-noticed Trump administration proposal aims to force California’s health exchange insurers to send all their customers a second premium bill every month, for $1 —the amount the state requires

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2019-02-25T09:30:15-08:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , |3 Comments

CA federal judge rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

The following comes from a Jan. 13 story on Politico. A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule on contraception just hours before it was to go into effect Monday. It would have allowed virtually any employer to

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Federal judge blocks conscience exemptions to HHS contraception mandate

A federal court on Friday blocked Trump administration rules that made it easier for employers to deny insurance coverage of contraceptives for women. Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Federal District Court in Philadelphia issued a preliminary injunction, saying the rules contradicted the

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2017-12-17T12:55:24-08:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

US bishops unhappy with Obamacare repeal bill passed by House

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

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“California is really in a bind here”

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

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2017-03-23T11:44:47-08:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , |3 Comments

Federal judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare provisions

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

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2017-01-01T19:04:42-08:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |16 Comments

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

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

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2016-11-30T17:34:07-08:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Forcing doctors to perform sex-change surgery

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

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2016-08-25T10:34:00-08:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |7 Comments