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Cherish Each Moment — Even the Sucky Ones
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "If communion isn't a little edgy, you may not be doing it right." -- A tribute to Elizabeth Palmberg (1970-2014) ...

'Courage! Your Faith Has Made You Well'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 12:18pm | 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? ...

Young Adults Reluctant to Enroll in the Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 12:21pm | 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 ...

Review: 'Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father — And How We Can Fix It'
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

I was so ready to read a book that would solve America's health-care crisis. This week the company my husband works for unveiled the health-insurance plans available to us b ...

Census Bureau Findings: Poverty Rate Holds at Increased Levels
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Joyce Arnold ...

Affordable Care Act Is a Step in the Right Direction
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 3:09pm | 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 ...

Religious leaders find hope, fault in health law's approval
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

June 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Annysa Johnson ...

News Analysis: Bishops’ Contraception Objections Fail the Church's Own Moral Reasoning
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

The "compromise," said New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, "asks the parties involved to compromise their reasoning faculties and play a game of 'let's pretend' instead." ...

New Poll: Public Divided Over Birth Control Insurance Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The American public is closely divided over the federal rule that would require employers, including most religiously-affiliated institutions, to cover birth control as part of their health care benefits, acco ...

The "War on Religion" and the Contraception Debate
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

There likely was little Sabbath-ing for politicians and journalists this weekend, as the debate over health policy raged across the campaign trail and in the television studios. T ...

US Catholic Bishops Reject Obama Contraception Compromise
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 1:44am | Type: Blog

Despite early indications that an "accommodation" to the mandate on insurance coverage for contraception announced Friday by the Obama Administration might earn their support, the U.S. Conference of ...

What They're Saying About the Contraception Compromise
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

President Obama on Friday said that all insurers — not all religious institutions — will be required to offer free contraceptive services to women. Here's what people are saying about it: ...

How Can You Get Health Insurance if You're American with a Pre-existing Condition? Live Long Enough.
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 6:57pm | Type: Blog

This Sunday is an important milestone for me. It's the day I no longer risk losing health insurance. This Sunday is an important milestone for me. It's the day I no lo ...

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Exempts Religious Groups from Contraceptive Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Facing growing furor from religious groups, President Obama on Friday unveiled an "accommodation" in which health insurance companies, rather than religious institutions such as Catholic hospitals an ...

Sojourners' Statement on Obama Administration's Contraception Policy Change
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

The Obama Administration announced earlier today a change to its policy regarding conscience exemptions and contraception coverage for faith based organizations. The Obama Adminis ...

Poll: Americans support contraception coverage, divided over religious exemptions
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

A majority of Americans — including Catholics — believe that employers should be required to provide employee health care plans that cover contraception and birth control at no cost, according to a new survey. ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST/RNS: The End Of 'Compassionate Conservatism'? The Republican presidential candidates competing for the affections of Florida voters have plenty of labels with which to tar each other: Influence peddler. Failed politic ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 REUTERS: Private Sector Adds 206,000 Jobs In November The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in N ...

Let Us Be Clear: The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Purely Artificial
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

We have come to an impasse in the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling because of several conceptual errors in our public discourse. We have come to an impasse in the negotiatio ...

Overcoming Depression (and Stigma) as an Asian American Woman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:38pm | Type: Blog

Today is my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about. Today is my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about. ...

Fighting For My Daughter's Life, and Against the Insurance Company
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>In the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1103" target="_blank">March issue o ...

Why It Makes Jesus Cry When UnitedHealthcare Screws People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This week UnitedHealthcare told a stroke victim that her health insurance with them does not include the rehabilitation necessary for her to walk, eat, or speak again.</p> T ...

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards, Advocate for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/08/remembering-elizabeth-edwards-advocate-for-health-reform/" target="_self"></a>[Editors' note: Today we remember Elizabeth ...

Entitlement Hypocrisy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

You might think that those who spent their campaigns telling their constituents that they would work to appeal "Obamacare" -- just another government entitlement -- would either think that <a hre ...

After This Election, We Need a New Vision Forward
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank">This election</a>, some good people were elected and other good people lost. ...

Americans Lost Freedom in Iraq: D
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As you read this post, please understand, I'm not a pacifist. I was raised in a politically conservative family. My dad is a proud WWII vet. My only brother retired from the U.S. Air Force. ...

What I Meant To Say About Missouri
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

When my <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/04/missouris-health-care-dilemma/">previous post about Missouri's health-care insurance vote</a> and obesity rates was posted, commenter ...

U.S. Deficit Problem = U.S. Health Care Cost Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. As economist Marcellus Andrews argues in Taming the Beast in the Au ...

Missouri's Health-Care Dilemma
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/08/04/tuesday.primaries/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn">by a 3-to-1 margin</a>, Missouri voters passed <a href="http://ballo ...

DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc ...

Health Care and a New Imagination
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

About 25 years ago, the pastor of a relatively poor congregation had an accident and racked up a huge medical bill in the hospital. About 25 years ago, the pastor of a relatively ...

An Open Letter to Parents Who Owe Child Support
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The legal definition of Child Support is "periodic monetary payments by the non-custodial parent for the care of his or her minor child." In our country, non-custodial parents are usually obligat ...

This One's for Isaiah
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I get asked often how I can stay in the crazy business of trying to change and shape public policy. I get asked often how I can stay in the crazy business of trying to change and ...

Health Care: Swiss Solidarity and the Scandalous 5%
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694002821_EoxB3"></a>Whew. The health-care bill passed. It isn't the complete overh ...

Health Reform: A Major First Step
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#693990437_H8wF9"></a>As I watched our president present his plan to pass the health refo ...

The Cost of Doing Nothing About Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

After nearly a year of our work for health-care reform, the debate seems to be reaching the end. After nearly a year of our work for health-care reform, the debate seems to be rea ...

Coverage is the Main Issue for Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

When the various cable news channels announced that they would broadcast the health-care summit, I thought this meant uninterrupted coverage. I was mistaken. When the various cab ...

Let's Get Theological on Health Care and Warfare
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694034604_U2HKp"></a>Did you watch any of the health-care summit yesterday in Washington ...

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694003830_DapYT"></a>Yesterday, the Senate <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.co ...

Health-Care Polls, Good Will, and the Golden Rule
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#693960076_qjZLW"></a>Good will is a primary element of moral conduct. This is an importa ...

Absurd Health Insurance Premiums Renew Calls for Public Option
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#693994145_hNLoU"></a>Health insurance companies have been remarkably brazen of late. Ar ...

My 'Daniel Fast'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray. Sometimes things get so bad that you real ...

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President George W. Bush <a href="http://www.ocregister.com/news/bush-232385-life-president.html">receives a pro-life award</a> this weekend from Legatus, an organization ...

America's Pervasive Pattern of Race-Based Medical Disparities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Our country has a long history of underserving and mistreating African-Americans and other marginalized groups. Our country has a long history of underserving and mistreating Afri ...

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground ...

Freedom from Fear in the Health-Care Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

There comes a moment when we can say a word or speak a concept so often that it loses meaning and simply becomes sound. The concept becomes exhausted, thin, one-dimensional. Ther ...

The Health-Care Roller Coaster Rolls On
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

We continue the roller coaster ride that we hope will end with universal or near universal coverage for health care in the United States. We continue the roller coaster ride that ...

The Evil Insurance Company Repents, But the Stuggle for Reform Continues
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Never underestimate the power of a determined family, the press, the internet, and an outraged public. Guardian Life has changed its policy and apologized to the Pearl family. Nev ...

Without Health-Care Reform, the Customer Is Always Wrong
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>From my up-close-and-personal perspective as a cancer survivor, I couldn't agree more with <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/10/19/evil-insurance-company-or-evil-health-care-system/&qu ...

I Was Wrong. The Insurance Company Was Evil.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was wrong. I was wrong. In my recent post, " Evil Insurance Company or Evil Health-Care System? " I argued that the villain in an obvious case of injustice -- a de ...