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Theological Statement on Health Care. Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders Health Care Task Force. Armenian Orthodox. Episcopal. Anabaptist. Roman Catholic. Hebrew Union College. Board of Rabbis. Disciples of Christ. Methodist. Presbyterian.

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theological statement on health care

Theological Statement on Health Care

Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders

Health Care Task Force

los angeles council of religious leaders

Armenian Orthodox

Episcopal

Anabaptist

Roman Catholic

Hebrew Union College

Board of Rabbis

Disciples of Christ

Methodist

Presbyterian

Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders
the task force consensus
The task force consensus
  • We must be better stewards of our resources
  • Disparities raise justice issues
  • Our religious traditions call us to speak out
crisis what crisis
“Crisis? What crisis?”
  • The latest technology
  • The best trained doctors
  • First-rate services
  • (…for covered individuals)
yes there is a crisis
“Yes. There is a crisis!”
  • We spend more than any other nation
  • Many people are underinsured
  • Many more are completely uninsured
and others are just one step away
…and others are just one step away
  • A catastrophic illness
  • …or an accident
  • …or disability
  • …or job loss
  • …or natural disaster
joe a young adult
After graduation, Joe stayed in his college town and got a job at a local skateboard shop – but no benefits. He was without medical coverage when he had his skateboarding accident.Joe – a young adult
ellen a single mom
After the divorce, Ellen lost coverage for herself and her baby. The “well-child care” that is so important is not free for the uninsured… let alone if something serious happens to Ellen or Marcus.Ellen – a single mom
domingo a farm worker
Domingo has worked in the fields of California for 34 years. He has raised his children and paid his taxes and been a good member of the community. But he has never had health care coverage.Domingo – a farm worker
our system is wasteful of resources
Our system is wasteful of resources
  • Administrative costs can be up to 30%
  • Drugs are expensive and overused
  • Medical technology is not evenly distributed
  • Preventive care is not promoted
  • Emergency rooms are used for primary care
our system is wasteful of resources1
Our system is wasteful of resources
  • Administrative costs can be up to 30%
  • Drugs are expensive and overused
  • Medical technology is not evenly distributed
  • Preventive care is not promoted
  • Emergency rooms are used for primary care
it s a vicious cycle
Rising costs

Uncompensated care

Providers charge more

Insurers charge more

Employers shift costs or drop coverage

It’s a vicious cycle
  • Uncompensated care costs more
  • Government reimbursement is flator declining
  • More people become uninsured
  • Providers refuse Medicare/Medicaid patients
but just how big is the problem
But just how big is the problem?
  • 40 million uninsured
  • Too little care too late
  • Unpaid medical bills
  • Uninsured in working families
  • Significant inefficiencies
our system is broken and needs reform
Our system is broken and needs reform

“Who is my neighbor?”

Luke 10:29

as people of faith we believe
As people of faith we believe…
  • All creation is sacred
  • All are called to love and compassion
  • Each is responsible for the stewardship of life
all creation is sacred
All creation is sacred

God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

we are called to love and compassion
We are called to love and compassion

Justice, and only justice you shall pursue.

Deuteronomy 16:20

we are called to be good stewards
We are called to be good stewards

Fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion…over every living thing.

Genesis 1:28

so we are called to action
So, we are called to action
  • Universal access to appropriate health care
  • Responsible stewardship of health care resources
the religious conscience demands
The religious conscience demands
  • Justice
  • Stewardship
  • Safeguards
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Advocate
  • Educate
  • Prioritize
  • Participate
advocacy opportunities
Advocacy—opportunities
  • Support health care justice resolutions
  • Work with like-minded congregations
  • Bring the voice of faith into the public dialog
    • Participate in public forums
    • Visit your Congressional Rep
    • Invite your Congressional Rep to visit you
participation resources
Participation—resources

www.uhcan.org www.faithfulreform.org

health care reform
Health care reform

What will you do?

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