- Sep 24, 2020
Sister Carol Keehan is retiring from her position as the head of CHA.
Anthony R. Tersigni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension, a Catholic healthcare association, said America has to do “what other developed nations have done,” and that is to take a step back and say: “what is our policy for every man, woman and child in the United States?”
President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency lubricates some of government’s gears for more decisive action on the opioid epidemic than what we’ve seen thus far, however, it does not bring automatic money to the anti-opioid effort. The estimate for what is needed is in the billions.
Despite President Donald Trump’s statement that Obamacare is dead, a recent Kaiser poll shows that the American people want it revived. Sixty-six percent of Americans want Trump and Congress to work on legislation to bolster the health insurance marketplaces rather than continuing their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Bishop Frank Dewane, who’s emerged as the U.S. bishops’ point man on healthcare issues, said Saturday that political wrangling and the president’s latest executive orders will fall hardest on the poor and vulnerable. The Congressional Budget Office as well as other experts say the orders will increase costs and also mean that roughly one million additional people will be without coverage as early as next year.
The Trump administration announced an interim rule on Friday that would provide greater religious exemptions to the federal contraceptive mandate. While groups affected by the mandate will still have to seek formal relief in court, advocates for religious freedom are hailing today’s announcement as a significant victory.