Healthcare

Testimony in Support of Medicaid Expansion

Special Committee on Medicaid Expansion   Chuck Weber, Executive Director, Kansas Catholic Conference November 12, 2019 Chairperson Landwehr, Vice Chair Suellentrop and members of the committee: Thank you for the opportunity to offer testimony on this profoundly important issue. The Catholic desire of authentic affordable healthcare for all people, regardless of socioeconomic status is inspired …

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2019 Legislature in Review

The Kansas Catholic Conference 2019 Legislative Review If the 2019 Kansas Legislative “Veto Session” ended at 3:08 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, our next round of work at the Kansas Catholic Conference began at 3:09 a.m.! This may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much.  The point is that our work never …

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STATEMENT ON MEDICAID EXPANSION FROM THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF KANSAS

APRIL 30, 2019 The living faith tradition of the Catholic Church inspires us, the Catholic Bishops of Kansas, to support the principle that all people should have access to health care.  Expansion of Medicaid to cover individuals who cannot currently afford health insurance would help bring an end to the uncertainty and fear that the …

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KS Catholic Conference Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Law

June 28, 2012 The United States Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the national health care law is constitutional.  The Kansas Catholic Conference issued the following statement: The Kansas Catholic Conference takes no position on the specific constitutional questions decided by the United States Supreme Court today.  However, the Court’s decision has the extremely undesirable …

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Obama Administration Mandates Coverage for Contraceptive & Abortifacent Drugs

August 4, 2011 In a move celebrated by Planned Parenthood, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, led by former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius, has directed that health insurance policies must provide coverage for birth control and sterilization.  Under the new policy, insurers will not be allowed to charge co-pays, co-insurance charges, or deductibles …

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Obama Administration Overturns Conscience Protection Rule

February 19, 2011 The long-anticipated decision by the Obama Administration to overturn the Bush Administration’s conscience protection regulation has finally occurred.  The Bush regulation was designed to protect health care personnel from being required to to participate in medical procedures that they find immoral.  The Obama regulation will apparently keep in place some protections against …

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