Sunday, July 15, 2012
"Opting Out" of Medicaid Expansion
Thanks to Sister Mary Joan for bringing this article -- "Lines are Drawn Over Opting out of Medicaid Plan" -- from the NY Times to our attention. However we feel about the Accountable Care Act and whatever its moral drawbacks, we must continue to remind ourselves that there are human beings in the United States who are unable, for many reasons, to obtain the health care they need. As you know, the ethical standards of behavior that guide Catholic health care are driven by the dignity of the human person. As we engage in dialogue over this Act, let us rememberboth the dignity of the humans who need health care and the dignity of the persons with whom we debate.