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Bishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act


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USCCB
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Bishops, Priests
Date:
6/28/2012

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ABSTRACTBishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act Home | Offices | Bookstore | Contact Us | Share | Subscribe Buscar / Search:  Prayer and Worship Liturgical Calendar Prayers Blessings Devotionals Liturgical Resources Resources for the Eucharist Sacraments Roman Missal Beliefs and Teachings Who We Teach How We Teach What We Believe Dialogue With Others Vocations Issues and Action Get Involved Take Action Now Religious Liberty Faithful Citizenship Marriage and Family Cultural Diversity Human Life and Dignity Child and Youth Protection Media Audio Blogs and Columns Catholic News Service Media Relations Movie Reviews News Releases Video Bible Today's Reading Books of the Bible Understanding the Bible Approved Translations Liturgy Permissions Catholic Giving Opportunities for Giving Ways to Get Involved About USCCB Strategic Plan Priority Plan Leadership Bishops and Dioceses USCCB Offices Contact USCCB Financial Reporting USCCB Employment EN ESPAÑOL | Print | Share | Calendar | Diocesan Locator        Items of Interest USCCB Welcomes House Passage Of ‘No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act’ Prayer for Protection of Conscience Rights in Health Care Life Issues Forum: Stop the New Attack on Conscience Rights Foro Asuntos de Vida: Detengamos el nuevo ataque a los derechos de conciencia Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Bishops Reaffirm Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship as Guiding Teaching in Political Life National Prayer Vigil for Life Frequently Asked Questions Bishops' Pro Life Official Hails House Passage of 'Protect Life Act' Life Issues Forum: Standing Together for Conscience Rights Religious Liberty Morality New and Notable Amicus Briefs Word of Life USCCB Urges Rescission of HHS Contraceptive Mandate, Criticizes ‘Inexplicably Narrow’ Definition of Religious Freedom Conscience Protection Rulemaking Washington Area Events see all 18 pages Other News Releases: June 28, 2012 Basilica To Host Closing Mass Of Fortnight for Freedom June 27, 2012 Advisory Memo To Journalists June 26, 2012 Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue Continues To Explore Role Of Laity Audio Blogs and Columns Catholic News Service Media Relations Movie Reviews News Releases Video   USCCB > Media > News Releases >   Bishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act   June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems WASHINGTON—Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the so-called "individual mandate." For nearly a century, the Catholic bishops of the United States have been and continue to be consistent advocates for comprehensive health care reform to ensure access to life-affirming health care for all, especially the poorest and the most vulnerable.Although the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) did not participate in these cases and took no position on the specific questions presented to the Court, USCCB's position on health care reform generally and on ACA particularly is a matter of public record.The bis.......