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Health Care Reform
* For more on the health care debate, visit www.archden.org/healthcare.
A bad bill and how we got it
March 22, 2010 - In his weekly column, Archbishop Chaput points out that the health-care legislation passed by the House on March 21, 2010 is still seriously flawed. His column lists several lessons learned from the past week and months of national deliberation on health-care legislation. (Read full text)
Bishops say don't be confused by misleading messages: Senate health care bill remains fatally flawed
March 17, 2010 - Congressional leaders and the White House have brought heavy pressure on pro-life Democratic members of Congress to support a fatally flawed Senate version of health care reform. Groups like Network and the Catholic Health Association have spread seriously misleading signals about the Senate bill. The U.S. Catholic bishops stress that the Senate bill remains gravely defective and should be opposed if it isn’t revised. (Read more)
Newspaper Column: Catholics, Health Care and the Senate's bad bill
Web release, March 14, 2010; Printed in March 17 DCR - Archbishop Chaput wrote in his March 14 column, "the Senate bill remains gravely flawed. It does not meet minimum moral standards in at least three important areas: the exclusion of abortion funding and services; adequate conscience protections for health-care professionals and institutions; and the inclusion of immigrants." (Read column)
Health-care reform and the future of the Catholic health-care vocation
March 2, 2010 - Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., the Catholic Archbishop of Denver, presented the annual "Archbishop Michael Miller Lecture" to Catholic health-care professionals at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. (read full text)
A reality check from the discipleship front
November 18, 2009 (Denver Catholic Register) - Archbishop Chaput's Nov. 18 newspaper column encourages Catholics to continue pursuing morally sound health care legislation, even in the face of bigotry and ugly threats.
A promise was made; now it needs to be kept
November 4, 2009 (Denver Catholic Register)
Choosing love over unlove and courage over fear
October 21, 2009 (Denver Catholic Register)
Archbishop addresses Phoenix Catholic Physicians' Guild
Oct. 16, 2009 - Archbishop Chaput addressed the Phoenix Catholic Physicians' Guild on Friday night. His remarks nominated medical professionals as key figures in the fight for a culture of life, making special note of the plight of children with disabilities, and the families who love and support them. (read more).
Health care, justice and the course of our national debate
September 2, 2009 (Denver Catholic Register)
Act now to ensure health care reform respects sanctity of life
Aug. 12, 2009 - For months now, Congress and the White House have talked about the need for Americans to seek “common ground” on the issues that face us. This is a very welcome theme...(read more)