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Religious Groups Play Key Role in Obamacare Insurance Sign-up
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

As the national March 31 deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans for coverage ...

The Evangelical Campaign Against Birth Control Is Really About Obama
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:38pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Rob Shryock ...

What's Right About Obamacare?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Sr. Carol Keehan Amid the political bombast, it’s easy to forget why we needed health-care reform in the first place. ...

What’s Abortifacient? Disputes Over Birth Control Fuel Obamacare Fight
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 12:58pm | Type: Blog

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employers must provide insurance coverage with no co-pays for contraception. C ...

For Some Christians, Sharing Medical Bills is a Godly Alternative
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 5:45pm | Type: Blog

Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith. Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith. Eddinger, a ...

Let's Go Beyond Consumerism, Citizenship, and Individualism
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Deeper than individual rights and responsibilities, we are called to surrender our prerogatives and take on the burdens of others — not because we have to, but out of love. Over t ...

Gimme That Old-Time Health Insurance ...
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

With the changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act, insurance continuity would be a crap shoot. Yes, President Obama said that if we like our health insurance, we can keep it.  ...

Health Care Is a Moral and Religious Issue
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Yes, the rollout has been a complete mess. How proponents of such a contentious program can be so unprepared for folks to actually use it is mind-boggling. But while we’re preoccupied with the Capitol Hill fig ...

On Accountability: The Buck Never Stops
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

In the end, of course, no one will accept accountability, for we live in an age when the “buck” never stops on one’s own desk, if it stops at all. It was a strange, but telling, s ...

Democracy is a Marketplace of (Sometimes Obnoxious) Ideas
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Time was when a determined minority vowed to change the nation’s collective mind about racial integration and the Vietnam War. Time was when a determined minority vowed to change ...

A Canadian Who Loves Her Health-Care System
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

Until the American people come to realize that our current mishmash of a system is costing them a lot more than a more centralized system could, we will keep on paying more, getting less, and regularly shuttin ...

On Scripture: Studying the Law As We Study The Word (2 Timothy 2:8-15)
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Are we credible teachers of the word? Can we stand and share God’s word accurately? As people of faith, we are not only called to study and apply the word, but we are also called to teach the word correctly. A ...

Why the Government Shutdown Is Unbiblical
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Whether or not you are a person of faith, you might find it interesting to see what the Bible says about the mess we are now in. One of the most depressing things I heard on the f ...

Faith Leaders Urge Compromise As Government Shuts Down
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

The federal government began shutting down overnight, for the first time since 1996, after Congress failed to compromise on how to fund federal agencies — battling instead over implementation of the Affordable ...

Actually, the U.S. is NOT Spending More Than Any Other Country on Health
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Old News: U.S. spends more on healthcare, gets worse results. Interesting Spin on Old News: Medical and social spending should be seen as a whole. Really Disheartening Current Situation: Many U.S. legislators ...

'Courage! Your Faith Has Made You Well'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alicia de los Reyes Is faith healing a sign that the Spirit is moving—or a response to economic pressure and a broken health-care system? ...

Immigration Deal Would Double Size of Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

In an attempt to attract conservative voters, undecided senators, and Republicans, talks of doubling border patrol security is in the works. In an attempt to attract conservative ...

Young Adults Reluctant to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

California is the facing a new challenge: getting young adults to enroll in the Affordable Care Act. California is the facing a new challenge: getting young adults to enroll in t ...

Obama Administration Simplifies Health Care Form
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

The first draft of form was confusing and complex so the Obama administration has created a simplified application for healthcare. The first draft of form was confusing and compl ...

A Healthy Step in the Right Direction
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia Johnson-Oliver Faith groups celebrate the Supreme Court's health-care decision—and then get back to work. ...

I'm With Mrs. Gates: Contraception Shouldn't Be Controversial
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Often discussions of birth control come back to the question of eugenics and attempt to suggest that Margaret Sanger and other early birth control advocates wanted to keep poor people and immigrants from hav ...

Wheaton College Files Injuction for 'Emergency Relief' from HHS Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Today Wheaton College, a leading evangelical Christian school and the alma mater of the Rev. Billy Graham in Illinois, sought an injunction for "emergency relief," as it seeks to remain exempt from t ...

Wheaton College Joins Lawsuit Against Obama's Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Wheaton College, Billy Graham’s alma mater and a top evangelical school, joined Catholic groups in a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate even as a federal judge’s ruling clouded pr ...

Affordable Care Act Is a Step in the Right Direction
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

I don’t talk much about the Affordable Care Act in day-to-day conversation, even with the Supreme Court’s decision last week to uphold its constitutionality. In fact, I try to avoid it. It’s just not a convers ...

Obamacare and Why Churches Don’t Need to Be Political Mono-Cultures
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

Reality is that the decision divided America once again and the sides divided turned on each other in vicious and sometimes alarming ways. House for All Sinners and Saints, the co ...

Poll: Americans Split on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

A poll taken days before the high court's ruling found that 43 percent of Americans said the court should not overturn the law, and 35 percent hoped it would. The Supreme Cou ...

QUIRK: CNN Wins Race to Incorrectly Report on Health Care Decision
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "The Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act, and CNN races with Fox News to see which news organization will be the first to report the great decision." ...

Health Care and Judgment Day (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

One-hundred years after Teddy Roosevelt pressed for a national health care program — the Supreme Court has levied its judgment: States can opt out, but they cannot prevent the nation from offering its citizens ...

The Affordable Care Act: Without a Vision, the People Perish
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

While I appreciate the political analysis and the importance of political processes to the wellbeing of the United States, I believe that a majority of coverage has missed one of the most remarkable points of ...

One Deadly Infection, Two Healthy Babies, and Three Broken Legs (or, how Government Healthcare Totally Saved My Behind)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Brace yourselves. I’m about to step on a soapbox. Much as I’d like to go all armchair-Constitutional-scholar and argue that access to affordable health care SHOULD be in the same category as education, fire-fi ...

What Chief Justice Roberts Did Not Say
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In upholding the ACA, Roberts said that a judgment as to the wisdom of the law is reserved to the people. I say: the law is a good thing. In 2009, during the debate over health ca ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

UPDATED: With transcripts from the President and Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is constitutiona ...

BREAKING: Affordable Care Act Upheld, According to Reports
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

According to SCOTUS Blog, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act limiting only the Medicaid provision, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the majority. ...

Divining the Fate of the Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:23pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Christine A. Scheller ...

Ohio Elections and Issue Three
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

In 2009, I wrote several posts for God's Politics in support of health care reform. In 2009, I wrote several posts for God's Politics in support of health care ...