CHA, undaunted by bishops’ concern, reaffirms support for health-care reform bill

The Catholic Health Association (CHA) has issued a statement reaffirming its support for the health-care reform legislation that was opposed by the US bishops’ conference. Just days after Cardinal Francis George, the president of the US bishops’ conference, reportedly laid heavy blame on the CHA for the passage of the bill, the CHA approved a statement applauding the Obama reform. Without mentioning the concerns expressed by the bishops and by pro-life groups that the legislation will expand public support for abortion, the CHA said:

Once fully enacted, we are confident that the Affordable Care Act will provide access to more affordable insurance products and a greater sense of security for over 32 million people in this country that current lack these protections. More….


2 Comments to “CHA, undaunted by bishops’ concern, reaffirms support for health-care reform bill”

  1. Thankyou soo much for the best week of our lives!:) all the activities were rlaely fun and the instructors were amazing! They rlaely encouraged us and by the end of the week we felt like we’d known them forever! A big hello and thankyou to Alan from all of group D, we all miss him saying curly wurly’ and without him our holiday wouldn’t have been the same:)We all have serious Bude withdrawal and home seems so boring now! Love for all the instructors and thankyou Adventure International for the the best experience of our lives!:D <3<3

    Disturbing video shows two caregivers working different shifts caught slapping, kicking, punching and shoving severely-autistic young man in California. Shows urgent need to reform way states supply families with in home caregivers. And how parents often must take steps to protect their loved ones from abuse by installing video surveillance. There is an epidemic of autism, and thousands of autistic adults are moving into community living settings, and yet few caregivers supplied by state agencies serving disabled are trained to handle autistic individuals with behavioral and health challenges. Laws were passed to bring autistic adults out of state institutions but there is very little being done to offer training or education to caregivers and nurses who work with these autistic adults once they live in community or go back home to live with families. This leaves group homes and families who handle this special population with a limited and often, as seen in this case, not so great pool of caregivers. What’s interesting is nursing and caregiver agencies say they are having a difficult time recruiting people who understand the severely autistic population. Apparently, this is a topic Autism Speaks doesn’t speak about. Nor do the agencies receiving millions to come up with proper supports for autism community.

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