While our Catholic bishops do support health care reform, they do not support ANY health care reform.
The following four principles are offered as a guide to Catholics when considering whether or not to support any proposed government health care reform initiatives:
1. a truly universal health policy with respect for human life and dignity;
2. access for all with a special concern for the poor and inclusion of legal immigrants;
3. pursuing the common good and preserving pluralism, including freedom of conscience and variety of options; and
4. costs and applying them equitably across the spectrum of payers.
Read the entire NC Register story on the bishops' statement here.
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