Advocacy

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care.

We lead efforts and collaborate with others to urge elected officials and policymakers at all levels to find solutions to policy questions of importance to our communities. We educate about the importance of faith-based nonprofits to the common good, including discussing the work of grantmaking foundations and the philanthropic sector, including efforts to ameliorate poverty through health and human services and education programs.

We advocate for good implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including increasing coverage and access for many while protecting the dignity of life. We urged lawmakers to work with the hospital and provider communities to ensure strong reimbursement for providers and sound health care delivery system changes. We share the good news about the community benefit of nonprofit hospitals.

Learn more by reading more about our policy stance, by taking action through our online tools and by accessing important resources we’ve selected for additional information.

E-Advocacy

You can support the Sisters of Charity Health System’s mission – and our patients, clients, grantees, employees and caregivers – by educating and persuading elected officials and other policymakers about issues affecting people in need and strategies to improve access to care.

Take action now with our e-advocacy tool from CQ Roll Call. Contact elected officials, track votes, stay informed on important issues of the day.

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Contact

Kyle Miller

Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy
216.875.4607
KMiller@sistersofcharityhealth.org

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Sisters of Charity Health System and Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine mourn passing of ADAMHS CEO Valeria Harper

The Sisters of Charity Health System and the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Valeria Harper, chief executive officer at the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Valeria on Wednesday, January 10.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sister Judith Ann Karam, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on repeal of the ACA individual mandate

The Senate Finance Committee will soon release tax legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This proposal would lead to a devastating increase of 13 million in the number of uninsured in our nation, and further destabilize the health insurance market. Please contact your senators now and ask them to oppose any legislation that includes a repeal of the individual mandate under the ACA.[More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Catholic Health Association, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Sisters of Charity Health System statement on Graham-Cassidy Legislation on Health Care Reform

The Sisters of Charity Health System believes families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. Like many in the health care provider community, we stand in opposition to this new Graham-Cassidy repeal and replace legislation. Instead, we support bipartisan efforts to improve our health care system focusing on insurance market stabilization, affordability, and coverage access and expansion.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Sisters of Charity statement on proposed Medicaid DSH payment cuts

Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment cuts go into effect on October 1 if no action is taken by Congress. The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in our belief that Congress should repeal the Medicaid DSH reductions.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Catholic Health Association, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sister Judith Ann Karam

Sisters of Charity statement on administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

The Sisters of Charity Health System joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) president, vice president and committee chairmen in denouncing the administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strongly urges Congress to find a legislative solution.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity Health System