• Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

    Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

    • Oct 21, 2017

    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.

  • Bishops worry the poor are ‘bargaining chips’ in healthcare debates

    • Oct 15, 2017

    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.

  • Trump administration issues new contraceptive mandate with greater religious exemptions

    Trump administration issues new contraceptive mandate with greater religious exemptions

    • Oct 6, 2017

    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.