Affordable and accessible health care is an essential safeguard of human life and a fundamental human right. Despite an increase in the number of people insured, millions of Americans still lack health care coverage. The bishops of the United States have called for a health care system rooted in values that respect human dignity, protect human life, respect the principle of subsidiarity, and meet the needs of the poor and uninsured, especially born and unborn children, pregnant women, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. Employers, including religious groups and family-owned businesses, should be able to provide health care without compromising their moral or religious convictions, and individuals should be able to purchase health care that accords with their faith.
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Letter to House Finance Committee on HB 1, Proposed State Budget - March 10, 2023
SB 263 - Reauthorization of Granite Advantage Health Care Program - February 22, 2023
SB 175 - Medicaid for Mothers - February 8, 2023
HB 565 - Expanding Postpartum Coverage Under Medicaid - January 31, 2023
SB 407 - Expanding Postpartum Coverage Under Medicaid - April 12, 2022
HB 1536 - Expanding Postpartum Coverage Under Medicaid - January 31, 2022
HB 1578 - Including Certain Children and Mothers in Medicaid and CHIP - January 31, 2022
Letter to New Hampshire Senate on SB 413 (Relative to Access to Insurance Coverage) – February 25, 2014
Will contraception really be "free" under this coercive mandate? Read Richard Doerflinger's column "The High Costs of 'Free' Birth Control" to find out.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions document prepared by the USCCB.
Read the Preventive Services Backgrounder prepared by the USCCB.