The Catholic Church and HealthCare.... What if the Bishops Aren't Bluffing?

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    Most posters will know, I'm not a big fan of starting threads on media articles, but I'm making an exception for this one. Because the article is a really good one, and has a lot of very significant information contained within it.

    So, Obama takes on the Catholic Church... what exactly does that mean? What if the Catholic Church was forced to close its doors? I know that many, particularly on the left, would like to see the Church (and other faith based providers) forced out in order to achieve their 'Nanny State' agenda.... but just take a few minutes to consider the impact of your goal.

    • 12.6 percent of hospitals are run by the Catholic Church
    • 15.6 percent of all admissions - Catholic Hospitals
    • 14.5 percent of all hospital expenses
    • a total for Catholic hospitals in 2010 of $98.6 billion

    Catholic hospitals handle more than their share of Medicare (16.6 percent) and Medicaid (13.65) discharges, meaning that more than one in six seniors and disabled patients get attention from these hospitals, and more than one in every eight low-income patients as well. Almost a third (32 percent) of these hospitals are located in rural areas, where patients usually have few other options for care.

    Catholic hospitals take a leading role in providing less-profitable services to patients. They lead the sector in breast cancer screenings, nutrition programs, trauma, geriatric services, and social work. In most of these areas, other non-profits come close, but hospitals run by state and local governments fall significantly off the pace. Where patients have trouble paying for care, Catholic hospitals cover more of the costs. For instance, Catholic Health Services in Florida provides free care to families below 200 percent of federal poverty line, accepting Medicaid reimbursements as payment in full, and caps costs at 20 percent of household income for families that fall between 200 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty line.

    What if Catholic bishops aren’t bluffing? « Hot Air

    Read the article. Then tell me it's a good thing to force the Churches out of providing services. We do it better, cheaper, and for those who are most vulnerable.
     
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    So Catholics are major recipients of tax dollars?
     
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    The first Liberal moron checks in...
     
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    so you are saying that they are not major recipients of tax dollars from our big government?
     
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    No, I said "The first Liberal moron checks in..."
     
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    And look how well we spend them.... far more effectively than your assclowns in congress.
     
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    Why is this the first Federal Health Care Bill not to exempt those of religious ideology?
    All of the other Federal health care bills have.
     
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    Yes you did. Clearly a must defend party knee jerk response on your part.
     
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    Because one of the aims is to force charitable providers out of the system, so that the government can run it all. It's for our own good.... despite the fact that it will cost more, force costs up, and lead to worse care..... none of that matters to the left. They just want to control everything.
     
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    Yep !
    It's all about control, not about cost.
     

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