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Why are faith communities actively engaged in seeking healthcare expansion? Our values of dignity and healing for every single person transcend any other partisan affiliation. People of faith see themselves reflected, at least potentially, in every other person – a reflection of that which faith considers divine or the work of the Divine.
Below is a collection of various articles and research that document healthcare issues and faithful responses.
- An analysis of talking points against expansion – Health News Florida. “House Packet on Medicaid Called Misleading” WUSF. 2015.04.29
- Difference in language radically changes opinion – Politifact. “What Polls Say About Medicaid Expansion in Florida” Tampa Bay Times. 2015.04.20
- “state’s Medicaid program, which now sets an annual income eligibility ceiling of roughly $6,930 for a family of three and denies any assistance to individuals and families without dependent children, regardless of how low their income may be.” – Nick Madigan. “Florida’s working poor fall into Affordable Care Act ‘coverage gap’” Miami Herald. 2014.07.29
- Meredith Rutland. “Working poor mothers with young children a common demographic in Florida, analysis shows” Florida Times-Union. 2014.05.04
- “there are deliberate decisions by many governors to not expand Medicaid coverage for the poor in their states. Yet where is the outrage about that?” Maureen Fiedler. “Where is the Medicaid outrage?“ National Catholic Reporter. 2013.11.21