Medicare & Medicaid

(2012) SUPREME COURT AMICUS BRIEF:
Supporting Medicaid Expansions in the Affordable Care Act

Prepared on behalf of members and allies of Faithful Reform in Health Care
and the Washington
Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) Health Care Working Group

Presented to the U.S. Supreme Court – February 2012

This brief was submitted on behalf of diverse religious organizations to inform the Court about the moral imperatives that impel the faith communities to support the Medicaid expansions and improvements in the Affordable CareAct (“ACA”). The over 60 amici organizations worked together as coalition partners through Faithful Reform in Health Care and/or the Washington Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) Health Care Working Group….

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(2011) INTERFAITH STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES:
Protecting Medicaid and Medicare

Prepared by Faithful Reform in Health Care
and the Washington Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) Health Care Working Group FF

Because people of faith are often the first to witness need and distress from all causes, they historically have supported Medicaid and Medicare.  As providers of services and care, both physical and spiritual, our members, congregations and institutions, including religiously affiliated health care providers, they understand the value and important of Medicaid and Medicare in making health care accessible to the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.