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Health Care

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September 8, 2009

A group of Episcopal bishops plan to travel to Washington, D.C., the week of September 14 to lobby on Capitol Hill in support of health-care reform.

The group, "Bishops Working for a Just World," seeks universal heath-care coverage and solutions to domestic and global poverty and the...

August 26, 2009

El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission in southwest Austin, Texas, has received grants from St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities and other agencies that will enable it to serve 4,000 more underinsured and uninsured working poor patients. Melinda Rodriguez, director of development for the Wallace...

August 19, 2009

A discussion guide for churches regarding healthcare coverage for all is available on the web site of the Diocese of East Tennessee. The guide, created in conjunction with resolution C071, "Healthcare Coverage for All," adopted by the 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church, encourages...

August 19, 2009

President Barack Obama urged people of faith to knock on doors and spread the facts and the truth about health-care reform during "40 Minutes for Heath Care Reform," an August 19 telephone call-in and webcast.

"Time and again men and women of faith have helped to show us what is possible...

August 16, 2009

Leaders of some U.S. faith groups -- including The Episcopal Church -- believe that somewhere in the shadows behind the voices condemning President Barack Obama's administration and other backers of affordable health care reform lurks a silent majority of Christians who support reforming the...

July 29, 2009

On July 14, the House Committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce introduced H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, which would provide access to affordable health care insurance for every person regardless of age, income, or health care...

July 28, 2009

The Episcopal Public Policy Network issued a Policy Alert July 29 asking Episcopalians to contact their elected officials and urge them to pass legislation that would provide affordable health care to all Americans.

"For a while it looked like they were going to leave town without...

May 4, 2009

As the number of people infected with swine flu continues to increase nationwide, a small number of Episcopal schools and churches have decided to close temporarily. By Monday, the H1N1 virus had spread to 36 states, infecting 286 people (including one death), according to the Centers for...

April 16, 2009

While we usually concentrate our updates from Washington on legislative action, a new president and administration often take executive actions on important issues. Here is some of what President Obama and his Administration have done on issues of particular interest to The Episcopal Church. As...

March 25, 2009

"Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body and spirit, and to turn their...

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