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Nebraska Faith Leaders for Health Care Reform

December 18, 2009, 11:34 am | Posted by Beth Dahlman

Sen. Nelson says he’s waiting to hear how Nebraska groups will react to the health care compromise. Well, looks like he won’t have to wait much longer.

In a great OpEd in the the Omaha World-Herald Father Bert Thelen, Rev. Jane Florence and Rev. David Lux call on Nelson to support “systematic change” in our healthcare system. Representative quote:

We turn to U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, knowing he stands with us as a person of faith. As governor, he left a lasting and important legacy of strong public insurance programs such as Kids Connection and CHIP, which provides insurance to thousands of Nebraskans who would otherwise join the uninsured.

Now we turn to him again to leave another legacy: health care for all Nebraskans. If we can fix the broken health care system, we can ensure that Nelson’s legacy in Nebraska is continued with his vote this year to pass health reform.

This comes hot on the heels of the Catholic Health Association’s recent praise of Sen. Casey’s abortion compromise. The CHA represents 20 hospitals in Nebraska.

You can read the entire clergy OpEd here. Here’s hoping Sen. Nelson does.

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