FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 28, 2021
Contact: Brian Reardon
Statement by Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association of the United States
WASHINGTON, DC -- “While we look forward to further reviewing the framework and working on the specific details for the legislation, we welcome the framework’s historic investments in supporting low-income communities and families and its steps toward expanding access to affordable health care by closing the coverage gap for low-income Americans and extending the ACA subsidies for working families across the United States.
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We look forward to continuing to work on the proposed legislation which begins to address health equity, invests in maternal health, respects human dignity, gives priority to those most in need and allows all Americans to live healthier lives.”
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.