Access and Coverage for All
Assure that all persons have access to and coverage for needed health care services. Pursue: continued coverage for individuals who gained insurance through the Affordable Care Act; protection of the Medicaid and Medicare programs from reforms that reduce coverage, benefits or funding; reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program; increased access to mental health services; affordable drugs; protection of rural health care; and an expanded healthcare workforce.
Stronger, Healthier Communities
Address factors impacting the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Pursue: programs to address determinants of health, including socioeconomic factors, safe and affordable housing, and the prevalence of violence; health equity that eliminates disparities in health care access, quality and outcomes; environmental health; and prevention and wellness efforts.
Quality, Value and Fair Payment
Advance high-quality, clinically integrated care that provides high value for patients and fair payment for providers and programs. Pursue: policies that advance integrated care delivery throughout the continuum of care; new models of health care delivery and payment including effective quality measures; protection of Medicare and Medicaid from inequitable federal spending cuts; and financial assistance for safety-net hospitals.
Preserve and promote the values and charitable purpose of Catholic health care. Pursue: expansion of high-quality palliative and end-of-life care while opposing physician-assisted suicide; protection of persons who are poor or vulnerable; immigrant justice; preservation of non-profit health care and tax-exempt status; and upholding of conscience protections.