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Catholic Healthcare: A Universal Right. Health Care. Call to Support Legislation Reforming Mental Health CareArchbishop Thomas G. Wenski, July 6, 2016 Backgrounder on Religious Liberty and the Freedom to Minister to AllFebruary 2015 Abortion in the Affordable Care Act: Responses to Administration ClaimsSeptember 15, 2014 Background on Access to Health Care (Medicaid Expansion)February 2013 Backgrounder: The New Federal Regulation on Coerced Abortion PaymentsApril 11, 2012 Resources and Background on HHS Rule and Contraceptive Coverage January 25, 2012 Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee on State Flexibility ActBishop Stephen E.

Cardinal DiNardo Urges Support for 'Respect for Rights of Conscience Act' (Original Letter)April 6, 2011 Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue, Says USCCB in House TestimonyFebruary 8, 2011 Background: Health Care ReformFebruary 2011 Cardinal DiNardo Letter in Support of HR-358January 21, 2011 The Bishops and the Right Exercise of Authority: A Response to Rick Gaillardetz's Commonweal ArticleRev. A Catholic Guide to the Affordable Care Act. People rally against the government mandate that would require nearly all employers to cover contraceptives and sterilization in their health plans in this 2012 photo. CNS photo After what seems like a decade of arguments, debates and legal challenges, the controversial health care law known as Obamacare is here. On Jan. 1, millions of Americans were scheduled to have their health insurance policies regulated by the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 law signed by President Barack Obama that seeks to increase access for consumers seeking to buy health care coverage.

Obama and his political allies say the new health care law, when all of its numerous provisions are implemented, will provide medical care to millions of people who were previously uninsured and had little access to affordable health care. “In some ways, the law is already increasing access to health care,” Stephen F. “Many young people are being covered in their parents’ health plans into their 20s. Moral concerns The U.S. Dr. Dr.

Ethical issues and access to healthcare. The Ethics of Health Care Reform: Issues in Emergency - Medicine - An Information Paper // ACEP. Introduction Health care reform brings to the fore numerous important ethical issues. The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 has fueled ethical debate over several controversial topics. This paper describes the basic provisions of the PPACA of 2010 and addresses important ethical issues of health care reform, including the moral foundations of reform, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Code of Ethics as a guiding document, and health care reform’s likely effects on cost containment, public health, access to care, ED crowding, and end of life issues. Basic Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, P.L. 111-148/152 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a federal statute signed into law along with its amendment, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, by President Obama in March 2010.

Moral Foundations of Health Care Reform ACEP Code of Ethics as a Guiding Document Table 1. Future of universal medicare under fire in groundbreaking B.C. Supreme Court trial. VANCOUVER — The Great Debate over the future of universal medicare was launched Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court, although the real issues before the court are more complicated. Outside the court in downtown Vancouver, demonstrators carried signs protesting for-profit doctors and denouncing the man at the centre of this case. Inside, in his opening address on behalf of a handful of patients and a private clinic — the Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver — lawyer Peter Gall blamed the provincial health-care system for trampling the constitutional rights of British Columbians.

There is no universal equality of access nor timely access to needed health services, he argued. As a result, Gall said, the provincial government is violating B.C. citizens’ rights to life because medical waiting lists are growing longer. For a generation, private clinics have provided a necessary safety valve, freeing public resources and shortening those waiting times, Gall said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl DyckDr. Dr. Universal health care matters, but so does quality. Canadians are proud of their medicare system and like to hail its strong points: universality, fairness and cost-effectiveness. Medicare is, to many, a badge of citizenship, a program - a philosophy even - that distinguishes us from our neighbours to the south, whose health care system has traditionally been expensive and unfair. But a new report from the Commonwealth Fund provides a sobering reminder that, when it comes to health care, Canadians all too often wear rose-coloured glasses.

The study, entitled Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, compares the performance of health systems in seven Western countries: the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, New Zealand and Australia. The United States, unsurprisingly, ranked dead last. The Netherlands ranked first. Canada ranked a pathetic sixth out of seven. Let's start with the good news. The final measure, quality, is the most troubling of all. Waiting for Romanow. The Ethics and Philosophy of Health Care As a Citizen's Right -- a US Perspective | The Huffington Post. I gave the following presentation outside of Tiberias, Israel (NE Sea of Galilee) on September 4, 2012 as part of a United Nations’ UNESCO Conference on Bioethics — days after Paul Ryan said that rights are from nature and God, but not government, and before it was reported that Mitt Romney stated in a private meeting for wealthy donors that 47 percent of the nation believes they are victims who are entitled, among other things, to health care.

In the Fall 2008, while running for his first term as President of the United States, Barack Obama stated of health care: I think it should be a right for every American. On August 11, 2012, Paul Ryan was introduced as the vice presidential running mate by Republican nominee for president, Mitt Romney — who visited Israel earlier in August. Ryan said, “Our rights come from nature and God, not government.” When it comes to health care Mr. Ryan, you are sorely mistaken. First, what is a right? Yet others would say that health care is a privilege. Untitled.