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A Conversation With Sister Carol Keehan About Health Care Challenges

Katherine Marshall | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Catholic nuns know lots about Health care. They founded hospitals all over the United States and ran them with love and grit. Sister Carol Keehan is p...

Catholic Hospitals Break Ranks On Contraception Mandate

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all e...

Catholic Obama Ally Rejects Birth Control Compromise

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion

(RNS) In an unexpected blow to the Obama administration and a major boon for America's Catholic bishops, the influential Catholic Health Association o...

Amanda Terkel

Susan G. Komen Head's Strong Defense Of Planned Parenthood In Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, some conservatives have criticized Susan G. Komen for the Cure for giving grant money to Planned Parenthood for America, beca...

Catholic Bishops Won't Support Repeal Of Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops will not join efforts to repeal the new health care law, even though...

Phoenix Controversy Highlights Rift Between Catholic Hospitals And Church Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service An umbrella group of Catholic hospitals is backing a Phoenix hospital that was stripped of its church affiliati...

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform V

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

This is the last of my five posts on the PPACA wherein I will analyze whether the legislation delivers enough to be worth the $1 trillion investment over the next 10 years and whether it will really work.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Care Reform IV: Will the Quality of Care Improve?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In our last three posts, we examined how the PPACA stacks up against the goals of reform for cost containment, affordability and access to care. Here we consider what its likely impact will be on the quality of care.

Hijacked: Stolen Health Reform III: How Much Will Access to Care Be Expanded?

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is being touted by its proponents as moving the country to near-universal coverage and a great step ahead in U.S. health care. But what does this really mean?

Hijacked, Stolen Health Care Reform: Why Health Care Costs Will Not Be Contained

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010, our new health care legislation, in March was hailed by its supporters as an historic event. But four months later, it remains controversial.

Bishop Thomas Tobin Yanks Rhode Island Hospitals From Health Reform Group

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)-- A Roman Catholic bishop in Rhode Island has withdrawn two hospitals sponsored by his diocese from membership in a Catholic hos...

It's National Healthcare Decisions Day - do you know if your decisions will be honored?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Compassion & Choices, the nation's largest and oldest nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life, today marke...

Everyday Elder Abuse

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

Tomorrow is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day. It's a day to appreciate that elders in our society endure abusive behavior every day and to consider ho...

Bishop Removes Hospital From CHA Over Health Care Bill

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A health care system in Rhode Island has withdrawn from the national Catholic Health Association in a lingering dispute over the heal...

Does Defeating Marilyn Musgrave Give Betsy Markey the Okay to Vote "No" on Health Care Reform?

Anne Z. Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Z. Boxer

A few days ago, I was tempted to contact anyone who would listen to put pressure on Markey. Then I remembered that without Betsy Markey I would still be cringing at Marilyn Musgrave.

Catholic Hospitals Endorse Health Care Bill In Split With Anti-Abortion Groups

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group representing Catholic hospitals Saturday rallied behind President Barack Obama's health care bill ahead of a House vote in ...

Catholics at a Moral Crossroads: Rip the Band-Aid Off!

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Vinnie Rotondaro

Now is a time to challenge the bishops head on. The definition of Catholicism -- of what it means to be Catholic -- is what is at stake. Now is a time of upheaval. Dare I say war?

Bishops vs. Patients' Rights

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

I have written how recent changes to Ethical and Religious Directive (ERD) Number 58 compel Catholic hospitals and nursing homes to either disregard y...

No Health Care Bill is Better Than a Bad Bill

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Pelosi's health care bill (HR 3962) will not fundamentally reform U.S. health care. This bill is not good enough to pass. We need Medicare for All.

A Death Every 12 Minutes: The Price of Not Having Medicare for All

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

In 2002, that more than 18,000 Americans between the ages of 19 and 64 were dying each year as a result of being uninsured. The new number is two and a half times that figure.

Republicans Defending Medicare: Duplicity Beyond Belief

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Republicans have fought against Medicare from the very beginning. But in their strategy to kill health care reform, they are all of a sudden sounding like defenders of Medicare against the evils of big government.

The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: V - Organized Medicine

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Organized medicine has become so fragmented that no one group speaks for the profession. In fact, some groups have endorsed major health care reform.

The Corporate "Alliance" For Health Care Reform: III. The Hospital Industry

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

Likely rewards to the hospital industry from health care reform? If events continue in direction they are now, hospitals will thrive, with more insured people and generous accommodations from government.