The United States bishops are urging caution on the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill that is currently scheduled for a Senate vote next week. Four bishops from pro-life, migration, religious liberty, and justice and human development committees sent on a letter on Thursday rejecting the partisan bill and its rushed timeline.
After the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass a “skinny” repeal to remove parts of the Affordable Care Act July 28, the U.S. Catholic Church’s lead spokesman on the issue said the “task of reforming the health care system still remains.”
After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., urged senators of both parties to “work together to advance changes that serve the common good.”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are speaking out on President Donald Trump’s decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate and the U.S. Senate’s “grave obligation” to make sure their health care reform bill respects life, provides adequate health care and is “truly affordable.”
Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said they will be reviewing closely a measure introduced in the House to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
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