HHS Mandate Action Step Resources
February 27, 2012
The HHS mandate crisis is not going away, despite the efforts of President Obama and the media to distract and deflect the public's attention. This issue is of critical importance for women’s health, the profession of medicine, and the nature of the American cultural and economic orders. After the break there is a short summary of where the issue stands and some key action items CMA members and concerned citizens can take.
CMA Delivers Statement to Institute of Medicine
March 09, 2011
As part of the implementation of ObamaCare, the Institute of Medicine held three hearings to assist HHS in determining what “preventive services” for women will be mandatory for all health insurers and insurance plans to provide (with no upfront costs to patients). A decision is due in August 2011, and there have been many loud voices advocating for contraception.
No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act Passes House Judiciary Committee
March 03, 2011
H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, was passed successfully out of the House Judiciary Committee today. All amendments meant to weaken the proscriptions on federal funding for abortion and conscience protections were defeated.
CMA Issues Press Release on HHS Gutting of Conscience Protection Rule
February 18, 2011
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its decision regarding the Bush administration’s Conscience Protection Rule – “Ensuring That Department of Health and Human Services Funds Do Not Support Coercive or Discriminatory Policies or Practices in Violation of Federal Law.” In response, the Catholic Medical Association issued the following statement . . .
CMA Op-Ed in National Catholic Register
February 10, 2011
CMA Executive Director John F. Brehany, Ph.D. published an op-ed in the National Catholic Register. In "What to Do About Obamacare: Stand and Deliver or Repeal and Replace?" Brehany offers some suggestions about what Catholics should be thinking and doing given all the controversy about the new law . . .
Press Release on ACOG Reaffirmation of Opinion 385
December 14, 2010
Upon the news that ACOG had quietly reaffirmed the notorious Opinion 385, CMA issued a press release decrying this decision and linking it to other disturbing developments in law and public policy regarding respect for conscience rights. The full press release can be read after the break.
CMA Issues Press Release on Burris Amendment and Elective Abortions in the Military
December 09, 2010
The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) issued a press release rejecting an attempt in the U.S. Senate, embodied in the Burris Amendment, to promote abortions in the U.S. military. The full text of the press release can be read after the break.
CMA Issues Statements on Preventive Services and Defense Authorization Bill
September 21, 2010
The Catholic Medical Association has issued a press release reporting public comments made to the Department of Health and Human Services and to U.S. senators, calling upon them to respect human life and conscience rights on two important issues that have arisen recently.
Prayers and Donations for Haiti
January 15, 2010
CMA encourages all of its members and friends to keep the people of Haiti in their prayers, and to give generously to relief funds.
CMA's medical missions partner, the Catholic Medical Missions Board, has extensive experience working in Haiti and is accepting donations here: http://support.cmmb.org/Haiti.
More information about CMMB is available after the jump.
New Health Care Reform Video
November 05, 2009
Watch Dr. Howard Dean accurately describe some of the key problems with the Senate bill. For more videos, go to the Health Care Reform Resources section.
Health Care Information and Action Alert
November 03, 2009
We have arrived at a defining moment on health-care reform legislation. The House of Representatives has brought a bill forward and may vote on it this week. The Senate has yet to match this progress, but clearly Congress wants to give President Obama something to sign before the end of the calendar year.
It is critically important for CMA members to act now! As informed citizens and health-care professionals, it is imperative that you act to prevent substantial harm to patients, the medical profession, and our nation. Below you will find a preliminary analysis of the House bill, suggested action steps, and a few additional reflections. Click here to read the full Health Care Information and Action Alert.
Democrat Advisor Gives “Honest Advice” on Health Care Reform
October 17, 2009
Clinton administration Treasury Secretary and Obama advisor Robert B. Reich gave a speech in Berkely in 2007 in which he described what an honest presidential candidate could and should say about health care reform. Is it possible , based on what we have seen so far in health reform legislation, that members of Congress are following Reich's advice, but not using his frank speech?
CMA Issues Open Letter to Catholic Organizations
September 22, 2009
On Monday, September 21, the Catholic Medical Association issued an open letter to Catholic organizations and individual Catholics to share its views on key prudential aspects of health care reform legislation. The letter calls for a renewed emphasis on the principle of subsidiarity acros the spectum of issues in health care financing and services.
New Section on Health Care Reform
August 19, 2009
Check out CMA's new website section on health care reform. The section provides an overview of the CMA's vision of where we stand, resources to take action, a focused place to find CMA statements and legislative analysis (still under construction), and additional resources. The section will be developed over the following weeks and months. Stay tuned!
Interview on Health Care Reform
August 14, 2009
On August 13, 2009, CMA Executive Director John F. Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L. was interviewed on the Mike Janocik show on WLCR AM, Louiseville, Kentucky's Catholic radio station, about health care reform efforts and how the teachings of the Church can provide guidance on the ethical and economic principles of true reform. To listen to the interview, go to the Audio files, which can be found under Issues & Resources.
View photos of the Springfield conference by clicking the following link -- Slideshow
Poster Session at October CMA Annual Conference
June 25, 2009
Call for Abstracts!
78th Annual Conference Poster Session
Springfield, Illinois October 22 - 24, 2009