The majority party in the U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday, July 25 to open debate on efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For the past several months the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with other respected organizations, has urged the Congress to carefully consider the consequences. To date, every estimate provided by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has suggested that ACA repeal efforts will leave many millions of people uninsured.
With the senate openly debating repealing the ACA, we are at a most critical juncture. Our Catholic leaders will continue to urge senators to protect the common good by safeguarding the health of our nation, especially for children, the elderly, those who have preexisting conditions, the poor and other marginalized and other groups that are too often forgotten.
This page will will be updated with the latest statements and news from Catholic leaders on health policy in the United States.