How the bishops get health-care legislation wrong.

Just posted: "Episcopal Oversight: How the Bishops Get Health-care Legislation Wrong," by health-law expert Timothy S. Jost.

On May 20, 2010, the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued astatement supportingH.R. 5111, sponsored by Congressmen Joseph R. Pitts (R-Pa.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.). H.R. 5111 is prolife legislation intended to protect the unborn and the consciences of health-care providers, and it is not surprising that the USCCB should support this bill. Unfortunately, the USCCB used this occasion to attack once again the major health-care legislation that was signed into law in March, thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The USCCB continues to misunderstand the provisions of PPACA and contributes to confusion about its content. This analysis is intended to correct the USCCBs erroneous characterizations of PPACA, and to clarify what the legislation actually says and does.

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Grant Gallicho joined Commonweal as an intern and was an associate editor for the magazine until 2015. 

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