For those who are interested here is a brief list of what the USCCB says American Catholics should urge Congress and the President re: healthcare. (I think it’s fairly clear from what the USCCB is saying that the Catholic position is neither Democrat nor Republic; nor is it pro-Obama or anti-Obama… it’s simply Catholic…)
-Include health care coverage for all people from conception until natural death;
–Continue the federal ban on funding for abortions and reject any mandate for abortion coverage or access to abortion;
-Include access for all with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable and support inclusion for legal immigrants;
-Preserve pluralism, including freedom of conscience for providers, health care workers and patients; and
-Restrain costs and apply costs equitably among payers.
for more info:
Visit the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) web site at: www.usccb.org/sdwp/takeaction.shtml