Monday, January 11, 2010

Jesuits Who Support Socialized Medicine

Recently PICO, founded by Jesuit Father Paul J. Bernadicou, circulated the petition below, three other Jesuits chose to sign it as well.

Dear President Obama and Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:

The United States is closer than ever before to making quality affordable health care available to all families.

Yet, health care reform can only succeed if it makes coverage truly affordable for ordinary families who are finding it more and more difficult to get the care they need. Requiring people to purchase health insurance that costs too much and covers too little would frustrate the fundamental goals of health reform and undermine the public support needed to pass and sustain reform.

The House of Representatives has passed health reform legislation that would cover 36 million people, 96 percent of all legal residents. The House covers five million more people than the Senate. We urge you to support the coverage provisions in the House bill, so that millions of Americans are not left uninsured after the passage of comprehensive health reform.........

Link (here) to read the entire letter.


Fr. Thomas H. Smolich, S.J., President, Jesuit Conference USA
Fr. Michael J. Mandala, S.J., Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hollywood, California
Fr. Paul J. Bernadicou S.J., PICO National Network, Los Angeles, California
Fr. Robert A Fambrini, S.J., Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church*, San Diego, CA.

Link (here) to see the full list of signatories.

Signed by more than 750 organizations, organizational leaders, congregations, clergy and local and state elected officials...

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