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 statement about the American Health Care Act legislation

The Sisters of Charity Health System firmly believes that families and communities are stronger when everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. We are deeply disappointed with last week’s vote in the House of Representatives to narrowly approve legislation that threatens the health coverage millions of Americans have gained through the Affordable Care Act. In addition, the proposed restructuring and cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act will have devastating consequences for the many poor and vulnerable populations who rely on the program.[More]

tags: Advocacy, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Sisters of Charity Health System, health care, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Proposed House action threatens health coverage for millions

Since the American Health Care Act was introduced in the House, the Sisters of Charity Health System has been clear about its opposition to this legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because it would significantly undermine access to health care for many who desperately need it. The recent amendments to the bill, intended to make it more palatable to those who did not support it initially, are even more disastrous for people who have just gotten health care.[More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Changes to proposed ACA repeal bill would make health coverage less accessible and affordable for low-income and most vulnerable Americans

The House continues to consider legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) proposes not only to make major changes to the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA—eliminating the individual and employer mandate, premium tax credits, and cost-sharing subsidies—but also to fundamentally restructure the Medicaid program.The Sisters of Charity Health System maintains its opposition to the AHCA, legislation that would lead to the loss of health coverage for 24 million people.[More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System, Mercy Medical Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Catholic Health Association

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center launches campaign to expand Rosary Hall

In the fight against addition, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a dedicated community partner. The hospital’s experienced team at Rosary Hall, which provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment, been developing their approach and restoring patients to recovery for more than 65 years. The hospital recently launched a campaign to expand this work. [More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Opioids: Know the Risks (#KnowTheRX) campaign garners expansive coverage

Officials recently kicked off an expansive awareness campaign on the risks of prescription opioid abuse -- a critical component in the fight against a heroin and fentanyl epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives in Cuyahoga County. The Opioids: Know the Risks (#KnowTheRX) campaign is a collaborative effort among local agencies and organizations, production companies, hospitals – including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center – and media outlets. The campaign will include news coverage, public service announcements, commercials, print advertisements and social media outreach on the risks associated with prescription opioids. [More]

tags: Advocacy, health care, Sisters of Charity Health System, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center