Analysis: A Catholic voice in health care reform

After living in Canada, pediatrician favors public health care

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T Dr. Phyllis Dennery knows first-hand that public health care can work. The Haitian native grew up in Ottawa, Canada, where government-funded health care is a reality. As chief of Neonatology and Newborn Services at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, she has also seen […]

Local doctor opposes government option for health care

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T President Barack Obama has emphatically stated federal funding for abortion will not be part of any health care reform legislation. Dr. Chris O’Hara, president of the Philadelphia Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, doesn’t believe it. “President Obama lifted the ban on funding for abortion in the District of […]

Public health option appeals to some small business owners

By Arlene EdmondsSpecial to The CS&T Orthodontist Dr. Anthony Farrow of Ambler welcomes health care reform. Over the 18 years that he has been in business, securing and funding health care for his employees has been an ongoing struggle. He has two Philadelphia offices, in center city and Mount Airy, and has 10 employees. Currently, […]

Look to Keystone Mercy as a model for health care reform, say insurer’s executives

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T Second in a series exploring health care reform from a local Catholic perspective Keystone Mercy Health Plan is a niche-managed health care provider. First of all it exclusively serves 300,000 low income Medicaid recipients, and its funding is through per-member government payments rather than employer/employee or inspanidual contributions. With […]

Analysis

Above the din: A Catholic voice in health care reform Local doctor opposes government option for health care After living in Canada, pediatrician favors public health care Look to Keystone Mercy as a model for health care reform, say insurer’s executives Public health option appeals to some small business owners Bishops: Health care a basic […]

Parish clinic takes steps to provide care for those without access

By Lou BaldwinSpecial to The CS&T WEST CHESTER – Petra could be a poster child for the men, women and children who heavily rely on the Day Room and the Nurses Center at St. Agnes Parish, West Chester. She and her husband have four children. The eldest, Ishmael, is in kindergarten. Maribel and David are […]

Bishops: Health care a basic human right, not a privilege

By Christie L. ChicoineCS&T Staff Writer As chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Cardinal Justin Rigali has stated repeatedly in public that it is a moral imperative and urgent national priority that comprehensive health care reform protects the life and dignity of all, especially the poor and the vulnerable. […]