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Medical/Legal Positions

13-12 Resolution on Health Care Reform

RESOLVED,

that CMA members urge Congress and their elective
representatives to “reset” the effort to enact health care
reform legislation, to reexamine their commitment to the
principles of the current legislation, and to begin the process
anew. (2009)

13-13 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that Congress enact legislation that respects the Principle of
Subsidiarity by recognizing the rights of the individuals,
families, groups and communities to make decisions about
their health care insurance and treatment options. (2009)

13-14 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that Congress enact legislation respecting the physician-patient
relationship rather than legislation inserting more bureaucrats
and regulations into their relationship. (2009)

13-15 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that before or concurrent with passing any health care reform
legislation, Congress provide comprehensive, enforceable
protection for the conscience rights of health care providers,
institutions and programs. (2009)

13-16 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that any health care legislation passed by Congress and signed
into law shall exclude any funding of abortion. (2009)

13-17 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that Congress should enact legislation that respects the
Principle of Solidarity in reforming Medicaid and Medicare
and in providing a way for all who fall outside current social
assistance programs to obtain basic health care services
consistent with human dignity, respect and justice. (2009)

13-18 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that Congress enact legislation permitting fair and transparent
competition for health care insurance plans so that individuals
and families can purchase affordable health insurance that
comports with their values and needs. (2009)

13-19 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association calls upon members of
the judiciary to protect the human, constitutional, federal
rights of religious liberty and respect for conscience for those
who have petitioned the courts for relief from the HHS
mandate. (2012)

13-20 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association calls upon Congress to
enact legislation as quickly as possible that provide
comprehensive and effective protection for conscience rights
and religious liberty for all Americans. (2012)

13-21 Resolution on Health Care Reform

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association support bishops, priests,
and religious in their public witness against the HHS mandate and to oppose it by every appropriate means available. (2012)

13-22 Resolution Calling for States to Affirm Traditional Marriage

RESOLVED,

that the Catholic Medical Association calls on all state
governments and the federal government to promote
the welfare of children by affirming that marriage can only
exist between one man and one woman, and that marriage, as
traditionally understood, should be upheld as the optimal
family setting for raising children. (2012)

13-23 Healthcare Rights of Conscience Resolution

BE IT RESOLVED,

that the CMA continue to support physicians’ right to conscience protection and appropriate healthcare rights of conscience legislation to protect physicians from coercion, imposition and any type of penalty by governmental or other regulatory measures that would violate the professional integrity of physicians and endanger their right to practice their chosen field of medicine. (2015)