Health Care

Health Care


October 22, 2007

Senator Arlen Specter 711 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510


  Dear Senator Specter,  

As representatives of diverse religious faiths and beliefs, we write in support of the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), S. 1200. We believe that...

October 9, 2007

We, deacons in the Episcopal Church, united in our call to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, and the sick, call on Congress to override President Bush's veto of the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2007. The Episcopal Church in Convention has committed to the...

October 9, 2007

Last week President Bush vetoed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), which passed both the House and Senate with large bi-partisan support. This legislation would have extended health care coverage to an additional 3.8 million low-income uninsured children – children who...

October 3, 2007

Dear Member of Congress,

Our many faith traditions teach us to care for those who are in need of healing, especially children and those in greatest need. The Christian scriptures portray Jesus as a healer who showed particular compassion for the needs of children. The Hebrew scriptures...

September 13, 2007

"Whoever cares for the least cares for the divine image in our midst. The health and well-being of children, especially those living in the richest nation in the world, should never be reduced to political ideology, and I urge Congress and the Bush Administration to renew S-...

August 7, 2007

The Episcopal Church and its faith partners in Washington support farm-bill reform that would: (1) Restructure U.S. commodity-payment programs to ensure that they help small and medium sized farmers who rely on the land to provide for their families; (2) Reduce trade-distorting subsidies that...

August 1, 2007

As Congress heads home for its traditional August Recess, below is an update on many of the legislative initiatives you care about and have taken action on during the past several months. Thank you for all of your hard work!

MAJOR POLICY INITIATIVEFarm Bill: The legislation governs many...

July 25, 2007

The Episcopal Church joined with other religious voices and healthcare representatives in calling for the reauthorization of State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) at a July 25 news conference.

Building on widespread support for the SCHIP program and its 10-year record of...

July 24, 2007

The Honorable John Dingell, Chairman The Honorable Joe Barton, Ranking Member CC: All Committee Members House Energy and Commerce Committee 2125

RayburnHouseOfficeBuildingWashington, DC20515

Dear Chairman Dingell and Ranking Member Barton,


July 6, 2007

The Honorable Max Baucus

United States Senate 511 Hart Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C.20510-2602

Dear Senator Baucus:

As faith leaders we want to recognize your leadership in making covering America’s uninsured children a top...