Author Archives: Grace-Marie Turner

Health Reform: Helping the States Help the Poor

Many Catholics, especially Catholic leaders, have been conflicted over bills that have been presented to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act:  They strenuously object to the ACA’s affront to religious liberty yet they know it offers access to health insurance for millions, including those who have been left behind in our bifurcated system. Bishop […]

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Puerto Rico’s Crisis Affects Us All

Puerto Rico’s economy was in distress before the island was slammed by hurricanes Irma and Marie, and it is struggling mightily now to recover.  But new tax policies also are needed for this U.S. territory to have a fighting chance at long-term economic recovery. Damage to the island from the hurricanes was overwhelming, destroying homes […]

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More and better information can enhance patient care

With Congress intensely focused on big decisions involving health reform legislation, it’s easy to miss other initiatives that are quietly moving through Congress which could make a major contribution to achieving the goals of health reform One example is a measure offered by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that would open the lines of communication between […]

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