Making health care a moral issue

Letter to Congress from religious leaders
Insisting that health care is a moral issue, religious liberals are demanding that Capitol Hill make it a priority when Congress takes up the president’s budget proposal this month.

A letter to Congress signed by more than 75 nationally known religious leaders and scholars says they will evaluate the government budget to make sure it provides health care, education and housing for the neediest Americans.

“The federal budget is a moral document,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold said January 25 in New York City during a panel discussion sponsored by a left-leaning think tank, the Center for American Progress. “I notice how glibly we use phrases—‘One nation under God,’ and then I find myself saying, ‘So what does God think?’”


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