HEALTH CARE

Every American deserve access to high quality, affordable health care. No one should die because they can't afford to go to the doctor.

 

Faith in Public Life injected a strong moral voice in the movement to protect the life-saving care afforded to millions of Americans by the Affordable Care Act.

 

Working with coalition partners, impacted persons, and medical professionals, we held rallies in multiple states including Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Alaska and the District of Columbia to pressure moderate Republicans to save the ACA.

 

Over the course of three weeks, more than 40 moral leaders - including Rev. Jennifer Butler - were arrested as a result of nonviolent civil disobedience on Capitol Hill. Interfaith clergy worked diligently to defeat the immoral GOP health care repeal.

 

CNN: Senate rejects proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare

... But little may match the drama of Tuesday's vote on the motion to proceed, when Sen. John McCain returned from Arizona to applause from fellow senators to cast what would be a critical vote for the Republicans. Two GOP senators -- Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski -- sided with all Democrats in opposition, meaning all remaining Republicans and Pence were necessary for the motion to pass.
Emotions were high all afternoon -- as the vote began, protesters in the Senate gallery shouted "kill the bill" and "shame, shame, shame!"

HuffPo: Protesters Chant ‘Shame!’ And ‘Kill The Bill!’ Ahead Of Health Care Vote

Just before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) initiated voting on health care legislation on Tuesday afternoon, exclamations from protesters boomed through the Senate floor. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) tried for one final appeal to his GOP colleagues in an effort for them to vote against the bill. After he exited the floor, cries of “Kill the bill, don’t kill us!” and “Shame! Shame! Shame!” came in from the visitor galleries.

RNS: Clergy march in a ‘funeral procession’ to protest health care repeal

For the third week in a row, clergy showed up on Capitol Hill to protest Senate action on health care.

As in past weeks, some were arrested.

Commonweal: The Republicans’ Scandalous Health-Care Bill

Republican lawmakers scrambling to repeal the Affordable Care Act are working overtime to make life harder for those already living on the edge. Under the GOP’s proposed restructuring of Medicaid, people with disabilities, sick kids, those in nursing homes, and pregnant women—you know, those lazy fat cats who get all the breaks—would face a devastating new reality. The politics of such cruelty and indifference is a stunning and stomach-turning process to watch, even when you already have learned to expect so little from Congress.

1 / 2

Please reload

NEWS MENTIONS

CONTACT US

PO Box #33668

Washington, DC 20033

Copyright © 2018 Faith in Public Life
info@faithinpubliclife.org