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Religious Groups Line Up To Support Affordable Care Act

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Earlier this month, the nation was barraged with media coverage of the Catholic Bishops’ opposition to regulations promulgated under the Affordable Care Act protecting working women’s access to contraception. The loudness of the bishops’ complaints, which were echoed by conservative luminaries ranging from Speaker John Boehner to GOP presidential frontrunners Rick Santorum


Added: Feb-21-2012 Occurred On: Feb-21-2012
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  • These particular churches represent the liberal wing of America's churches. United Methodists, Presbyterian USA...these are the groups on the liberal edge theologically and especially socially. It's no surprise that any of them would support Obamacare.

    What I find bizarre, though, is that they root their support for a government program in the Bible. The Bible's commands are very clear that you as an individual and the church body collectively should help the poor and sick. These churches a More..

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    • @jgmurj

      I think that the bill is problematic on several fronts.

      For one, it is likely unconstitutional. The federal government has long found ways to encourage states and individuals to do certain things. To force individuals to purchase a certain product, though? This is something new for the federal government, and it's not clear that the government has this power.

      Likewise, the heavy-handed forcing of states to spend more on Medicaid as the mechanism to insure more people is probably i More..

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    • @jgmurj Obama was very clear in his intentions. He expects this to be a progressive step toward total government takeover of the health care system sometime in the next 10-20 years. Obama said this plainly to his supporters early in the development of the bill.

      The problem that Obama faced is that while he initially had a supermajority in the Senate and a strong majority in the House, which more or less allowed him to pass anything, enough Democrats were "blue dog" conservatives tha More..

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  • Wow from "think Progress"-THIS MUST BE TRUE!
    Thanks for POSTING this I'm completely changing my mind & so will all my Catholic Friends.

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  • Those are not very well known fringe elements

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