For Immediate Release
September 25, 2020
Contact: Brian Reardon
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA, the National Catholic Educational Association, Catholic Relief Services, the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, in a letter to the Administration and Congress urging them to come together now on a legislative package that addresses the public health and economic crisis facing our country and the global community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of American families face uncertainty as unemployment support expires, employer-provided health insurance is lost, missed rent and mortgage payments pile up, food insecurity deepens, and schools struggle
As pastors, as health care leaders and those working every day to feed, house, educate and meet the needs of our community and those vulnerable around the world we call on our nation's leaders to do more. It is time to put aside partisan politics and prioritize human life and the common good by expediting negotiations on the COVID-19 stimulus bill to ensure not another day is lost in providing security and hope to people in need at home and abroad.
"Our hospitals and long-term care facilities remain committed to caring for those impacted by COVID-19. We ask Congress and the Administration to put aside partisan politics and approve a legislative package that provides security and hope to those most in need," said Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, CHA president and CEO.
Full text of the joint letter can be accessed HERE.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States is the national leadership organization of the Catholic health ministry, representing the largest nonprofit provider of health care services in the nation.
- 1 in 7 patients in the U.S. is cared for in a Catholic hospital each day.
- Catholic health care, which includes more than 2,200 hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, systems, sponsors, and related organizations, serves the full continuum of health care across our nation.