Posts tagged "health care reform"

The Bishops, Proving Me Right

I shouldn't take any credit for predicting the actions of the most predictable institution on the globe, but I'll take it anyway.  I made the case at The Nation last week that the USCCB's recent statement on aid in dying would lead to broader crack-downs on end of life rights, privacy, and awareness....

Antichoice at the End of Life

by Ann Neumann Reposted from The Nation. Last week a regulation to provide Medicare coverage for advance care planning counseling—that is, offer reimbursement to doctors for time spent talking to patients about end-of-life care—was abandoned… for the second time. Section 1233 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) died a first death in the...

An Authentically Catholic Hospital

In November of 2009 Sister Margaret McBride was fired and excommunicated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. As a member of the ethics board at St. Joseph's hospital in Phoenix, McBride had authorized an abortion to save the life of a 27 year old mother of four.  The young mother survived.  In May of this...

Believing in Contraception

An excerpt from today's announcement by a coalition of pro-choice and anti-abortion faith leaders, urging the Institute of Medicine panel to include contraception as a preventative service in health care reform, without a co-pay requirement, from Faith in Public Life.
Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that 99% of women...