June 29, 2015

The Supreme Court Decision on Health Care: A Joint Statement from Disciples Home Missions And The Disciples Center for Public Witness

As a community of faith, we are relieved and commend the Supreme Court for affirming the Affordable Care Act by upholding the subsidies that allow working and low-income Americans access to guaranteed health care.

We must work now with the 34 states presently forcing its citizens to rely on Federal subsidies, to establish their own insurance marketplace (exchange) to protect the rights of all of their citizens to access affordable health care.

We can do no other, as we understand Scripture commands us that addressing the general welfare of the nation includes giving particular attention to the poor and the sick.

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