Catholic Group Urges Passage of HC Bill


From The National Catholic Reporter, via Greg Sargent:

Twenty-five pro-life Catholic theologians and Evangelical leaders yesterday sent letters to members of Congress urging them not to let misleading information about abortion provisions in the Senate health care bill block passage of sorely-needed reform.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a Washington-based advocacy group, said that the Senate health bill upholds abortion funding restrictions and supports pregnant women.

The letter included a page by page analysis of the Senate bill as it pertains to abortion.

The group asked members of Congress “to make an informed decision about this legislation based on careful deliberation guided by facts.”

There’s more…

What Does Wendell Potter Have to Say About The HC Bill?


A lot, it seems. For starters:

Like many people who hoped the stars had finally aligned for a fundamental overhaul of our health care system, I have been going through all of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief and loss — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — as I’ve watched what has been happening in the Senate. I moved toward acceptance this morning as I watched the Senate pass its bill, but — being an incurable optimist — I’m still hopeful that the legislation can be improved when Senate and House conferees meet to determine what the final bill will look like.

But even if all the problems of the Senate bill can’t be fixed in conference, Congress must send the president a bill to sign — and soon.