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How the Bishops Lost Sight of Their Own Priorities
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How the Bishops Lost Sight of Their Own Priorities

As longstanding advocates for universal health care, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has played an ongoing, and increasingly controversial, role in health reform. Early in the process, they set out a number of criteria—eight to be exact—that they set as priorities to be included in health reform legislation.

As longstanding advocates for universal health care, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has played an ongoing, and increasingly controversial, role in health reform. Early in the process, they set out a number of criteria—eight to be exact—that they set as priorities to be included in health reform legislation.

Taking them at their word, we at the Center for American Progress undertook an analysis of their criteria, using their own classifications and definitions, and examined whether the bills pending in Congress measured up. We found that they did.

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Authors

Jessica Arons

Director, Women's Health & Rights Program

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