Guest Voices: health care


Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Let’s add science to health-care chaplaincy without losing its art

Doctor says people often feel spiritually abandoned while in the arms of medical care.

By Linda Emanuel  |  03:43 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lidna Emanuel; HealthCare Chaplaincy; patients; health-care team; religious practices; faith

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Is spiritual care a reform that spans the health-care divide?

As Election Day looms health care remains one of the most contentious issues dividing voters.

By Tony Lobl  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  spirituality; health care; Tony Lobl; Christian Science

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012

HHS mandate: President Obama’s broken promise

The moment it went into effect, the nature of religious freedom in this country dramatically changed.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS mandate, contraception mandate, President Obama, Obamacare, Catholic Church, health-care law, Affordable Care Act

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 07/08/2012

John Roberts as Judas? The religion and politics of betrayal.

The term “Judas” is being used in American politics today to describe perceptions of betrayal and counter-betrayal.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  09:15 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Supreme Court, John Roberts, health-care law

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Supreme Court’s health ruling: ‘I felt a sense of relief and satisfaction’

I reflected back upon my 20 years in elected office and my deep conviction that every citizen has a right to private health insurance to protect their families from the financial devastation that unexpected illness or injury can cause.

By Bart Stupak  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, Obamacare, health-care law

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

With the momentum and enthusiasm from the court’s vindication, let’s put shoulders to the wheel and roll out those needed tweaks now.

By Stephen Schneck  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health-care reform, Affordable Care Act, Catholics

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Nuns celebrate Affordable Care Act victory, but healthcare battles on Capitol Hill will continue

Decades of lobbying, organizing and writing about health care had led to this historic day.

By Sister Simone Campbell  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, health-care reform

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 06/28/2012

Reason rules the Roberts Court on ‘Obamacare’, but Christians need to continue to advocate for the poor

it is critical that Christians speak directly to their belief that as people of faith we must care for the sick as though each sick person were Jesus of Nazareth himself.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christianity, health care

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

It’s time to think without illusions regarding the state’s capacities about how we can be Good Samaritans.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church, health care, supreme court