R2008-03 150 150 Diocese of Southern Ohio Annual Convention

R2008-03: A Resolution Concerning Health Care

Resolved, this 134th Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio supports health care reform that incorporates the following principles:

  • Health care including mental health care should be available to all persons in the United States;
  • Access to health care should be continuous;
  • Health care should be affordable for individuals, families, and businesses;
  • National and state health care policy should be affordable and sustainable for society;
  • Health care should enhance health and well-being by promoting access to high-quality care that is effective, efficient, safe, timely, patient-centered and equitable;
  • Health care providers should not be expected to assume a disproportionate share of the cost of providing health care;

and be it further

Resolved, that this Convention will support:

  • Reforms consistent with the Principles, including measures that promote fairness and affordability, and improve efficiency;
  • Measures that provide financial support for insurance coverage and health care;
  • Funding and policies that reflect shared responsibilities among public and private interests, including individuals, families, business, health care providers, insurers, and government;
  • Measures that improve access and quality and promote efficient and effective use of the health care dollar;
  • Accountability and transparency in health spending;

and be it further

Resolved, that this Convention refer this Resolution to the Social Justice and Public Policy Network Committee to advise the Diocesan Council – as the convention between convention – and the bishops on the status of health care legislation and to advise whether particular legislation should be considered for endorsement.

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