Faith communities and their leaders have worked hard to find the heart in health care reform and to elevate the moral imperative for health care for all. Through prayer vigils and workshops, sign-on letters and call-in days, visits to members of Congress and even a Supreme Court brief defending Medicaid, the faith community contributed in important ways to our national dialogue about health care reform. People of faith were valued partners as our nation took the first steps toward a more just system of health care with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Now, people of faith are working to protect the access to affordable quality health care that was granted to millions of Americans when the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010. And they continue to elevate the moral imperative for health care for all.
On this website you will find various resources that helped center the faith community in its efforts to help make health care reform a reality in the U.S. In addition, the new resources that are being developed as being posted as they become available. While some of the data in the older resources may be a bit dated, the moral values and framework of justice remain intact. “A Faith-Inspired Vision of Health Care” still gives faith advocates a set of principles against which any legislative proposal can be measured. And people of faith still are called to ask the questions which point to the moral foundation for legislation:
- Who’s included? Who is excluded?
- Who pays? Who profits?
- Who is accountable? And to whom?
- Whose voices were heard? And whose were silenced?
Because this website serves as a repository for faith-inspired health care justice resources, new resources developed for the new era of working for health care for all may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to be posted.