Happening Now

Letter to Congress on Medicaid Postpartum Coverage and Children's Health Insurance
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Sr. Mary Haddad, Sr. Donna Markham, November 10, 2022

Statement Welcoming Legislation on Environment and on Drug Prices
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, August 9, 2022

Letter to Congress on Inflation Reduction Act
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, August 1, 2022

Bishop Chairmen Condemn Harmful Regulations Forcing Gender Ideology and Potentially Abortion on Health Care Workers and Religious Hospitals
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, July 27, 2022

Statement of USCCB President and Bishop Chairmen in Advance of Supreme Court’s Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Archbishop José H. Gomez, Bishop Thomas A. Daly, Bishop Robert P. Reed, Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Bishop David J. Malloy, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodriguez, and Archbishop William E. Lori, March 21, 2022

Pastoral Response to Persons with Mental Illness
National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Letter to U.S. Senate Supporting Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act and Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, May 27, 2021

Letters to Congress Providing Moral Principles to Consider While Providing for Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, May 7, 2020

Health Care

Background Information

2018-Present

Letter to Congress on Medicaid Postpartum Coverage and Children's Health Insurance
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Sr. Mary Haddad, Sr. Donna Markham, November 10, 2022

Statement Welcoming Legislation on Environment and on Drug Prices
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, August 9, 2022

Letter to Congress on Inflation Reduction Act
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, August 1, 2022

Bishop Chairmen Condemn Harmful Regulations Forcing Gender Ideology and Potentially Abortion on Health Care Workers and Religious Hospitals
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, July 27, 2022

Statement of USCCB President and Bishop Chairmen in Advance of Supreme Court’s Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Archbishop José H. Gomez, Bishop Thomas A. Daly, Bishop Robert P. Reed, Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Bishop David J. Malloy, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville-Rodriguez, and Archbishop William E. Lori, March 21, 2022

Letter to U.S. Senate Supporting Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act and Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, May 27, 2021

Bishop Chairmen Applaud HHS Bringing Health Care Nondiscrimination Regulations into Alignment with Federal Law
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Bishop David A. Koderla, June 12, 2020

Letters to U.S. Senate Providing Moral Principles to Consider While Providing for Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville., May 7, 2020

Letters to U.S. House of Representative Providing Moral Principles to Consider While Providing for Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Bishop George V. Murry, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville., May 7, 2020

Letter to Senate on Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Sr. Carol Keehan, August 6, 2018

2017

Letter to Congress on Reauthorization of Children's Health Insurance Program
Bishop Frank J. Dewane October 4, 2017

Letter to U.S. Senate on Replacement for Affordable Care Act
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, September 21, 2017

Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding Protection of Poor and Vulnerable People and the Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, July 20, 2017

Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, June 27, 2017

U.S. Bishops Chairman Responds to CBO Report on Senate Health Care Bill
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, June 26, 2017

U.S. Bishops Chairman Reacts to Draft Senate Health Care Bill
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, June 22, 2017

Letter to U.S. Senate Regarding Health Care Reform
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, June 1, 2017

U.S. Bishops Chairman Calls on U.S. Senate to Strip Harmful Proposals from House-Passed Health Care Bill
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, May 4, 2017

Letter to Congress on Withdrawal of American Health Care Act and Urging Continued Efforts to Improve Health Care
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, March 30, 2017

Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Regarding the American Health Care Act
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, March 17, 2017

Letter to Congress Presenting Moral Criteria for Debate on Health Care Policy
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, March 8, 2017

Letter to Congress Urging Bipartisan Efforts to Preserve Gains in Health Care Coverage and Access
Bishop Frank J. Dewane, January 18, 2017

Prior to 2010

Letter to U.S. Senate on Health Care Reform and the Use of Federal Funds for Elective Abortions
Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, and Bishop John Wester, December 7, 2009

Letter to U.S. Senate on Health Care Reform | en Español
Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, and Bishop John Wester, November 20, 2009 

Letter to Congress on Healthcare Reform
Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop John Wester, October 8, 2009

Letter to the U.S. Senate Concerning Healthcare Reform
Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop John Wester, September 30, 2009

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Regarding America’s Affordable Health Choices Act
Cardinal Justin Rigali, August 11, 2009

Letter to Congress on Policy Priorities for Health Care Reform
Bishop William F. Murphy, July 17, 2009

Statement to Congress on Reform of Health Care System and Expanding Health Care Coverage
Bishop William F. Murphy, May 20, 2009

Letter to U.S. Senate on Health Care for Children and SCHIPLetter to U.S. House of Representative on Health Care for Children and SCHIP
Bishop William F. Murphy, January 14, 2009

Letter to Congress Supporting Health Care Community Choice Act
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Sr. Carol Keehan, Mr. Jerald D. Freewalt, Fr. Larry Snyder, June 5, 2007

Letter to U.S. Senate on Health Care Budget, the Expansion of Insurance Coverage for Children (SCHIP), Medicaid and Medicare
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Rev. Larry Snyder; Sr. Carol Keehan, March 15, 2007

Letter in Support of the Medicaid Community-Based Attendant Services and Supports Act of 2005
September 13, 2006

Comments on Recommendations of the Citizen's Health Care Working Group
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D., August 23, 2006

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives on Mark-Up of the Medicaid Portion of the Federal Budget
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Rev. Larry Snyder, and Sr. Carol Keehan, October 26, 2005

Letter to the U.S. Senate from the USCCB, Catholic Charities USA, and Catholic Health Association on Medical Treatment for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Rev. Larry Snyder, and Mr. Michael Rodgers, September 27, 2005

Letter to Congress Regarding Budget Reconciliation and Cuts to Medicaid
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Rev. Larry Snyder, Michael Rodgers, July 27, 2005

Letter to U.S. Senate on the Smith-Bingaman Amendment and Medicaid Funding Letter
March 17, 2005

Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Regarding the National Cohort Study of American Children
April 27, 2004

Letter to the U.S. Senate Regarding the National Longitudinal Cohort Study of American Children
April 27, 2004

Letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding the Testing of Pesticides on Human Beings
Mr. John Carr, September 10, 2003

Letter from USCCB and CHA to Senator Collins on Mercury Reduction Act of 2003
May 15, 2003

Mental and Behavioral Health

Background Information

Pastoral Response to Persons with Mental Illness
National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Letters and Statements

Letter to Congress Regarding Gun Violence and the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop William E. Lori, and Bishop Thomas Daly, June 23, 2022

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Domestic Justice Committee on Shootings in San Jose
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, May 26, 2021

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives in Support of Legislation Reforming Mental Health Care
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, July 6, 2016

Letter to Congress on Family First Prevention Services Act
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Sr. Donna Markham, June 21, 2016

Letter to the U.S. Senate Endorsing Youth Drug and Mental Health Services Act
Cardinal Roger Mahony June 10, 1999