Improving Access to Healthcare

For I was…ill and you cared for me

Matthew 25:35–36, NAB

Access to affordable and adequate healthcare is a basic human necessity required for upholding the dignity of human life.

Whether provided by the state, employers, or by faith-based institutions, healthcare must be extended to the poor, uninsured, unemployed, and other vulnerable populations.

To improve access to affordable and adequate health care for all, MCC supports:

Foundational Documents

News Releases

  1. Michigan Bishops Revise Statement to Address Moral Dimensions of New Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (03/03/21)
  2. Michigan Bishops Share Moral Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines (12/18/20)
  3. Governor Whitmer’s 2020–2021 State Budget Includes Highs and Lows, Says Catholic Conference (02/06/20)
  4. For Second Straight Year, MCC Presented with Three Top Awards for Excellence in Public Relations (04/22/19)
  5. Michigan Catholic Conference Urges ‘No’ Vote on Ballot Question to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (10/02/18)

Additional Resources

  1. The Word from Lansing Column:
    1. Our Plan to Advance the Common Good This Legislative Session (02/03/23)
    2. Small Steps of Love in the State Budget Process (03/12/21)
    3. COVID-19 Vaccines and Moral Considerations (01/15/21)
    4. Water Shutoffs Are a Health Concern in COVID-19 Pandemic (12/18/20)
    5. Patience and Persistence: Advocacy Successes in 2019 (01/17/20)
  2. Clean and Affordable Water for All (Focus Essay, 5/2019)
  3. Proposal 1—Say No to Recreational Marijuana (Focus Essay, 10/2018)
  4. Vaccinations and the Common Good (Focus Essay, 3/2018)
  5. Confronting Michigan’s Opioid Crisis (Focus Essay, 6/2017)
  6. Transportation, Community, and the Common Good (Focus Essay, 7/2016)
  7. Healthy Michigan Plan Info
  8. Department of Community Health: MiChild Health Insurance for uninsured children of Michigan’s working families
  9. Health Care as a Basic Human Right (Focus Essay, 3/2010)
  10. A Framework for Comprehensive Health Care Reform (U.S. Bishops, 1993)