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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Obamacare" and the support--nationwide--it's getting

People derisively speak of the Affordable Care Act as "Obamacare" and rail about how awful it either is or must be, in spite of what power it gives back to Americans in our health care but check this out--there are plenty of organizations--state by state and nationwide--that do support it. How much and what kind of support, you ask? Check this out: "On Friday, however, a broad coalition of religious organizations filed an amicus brief supporting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion that should give the lie to any claim that the faith community opposes the ACA. The brief includes a number of major religious denominations, including the policy arm of the United Methodist Church, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church. Additionally, the brief’s signatories include a wide range of Catholic group..." One of those Catholic groups is right here in our own Missouri in the form of The Sisters of the Precious Blood. The article goes on to tell that "Pope Benedict XVI has called health care an 'inalienable right,' and added that it is the 'moral responsibility of nations to guarantee access to health care for all of their citizens.'" You can read more about this national support and all the other organizations that support it at the link below. Just know this--if you're bellowing about how awful the ACA is because, well, gee, everyone's against, that just isn't true. That's not true by a long shot. Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/02/21/429184/religious-groups-line-up-to-support-affordable-care-act/?mobile=nc

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