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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Ask your senators to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

The House of Representatives recently passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act and the bill is now with the Senate for consideration. Please contact your senators today to urge them to support the same act in the Senate. This bipartisan bill would provide new resources for palliative care research, professional training, and education and outreach to help expand the availability of palliative care for all patients and families facing serious or life-threatening illness.[More]

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Regarding the ICE raid in Northern Ohio: Tell Congress to address immigration reform

On June 5, raids occurred at Corso's Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, in Erie County. This area is a part of the Diocese of Toledo, the neighbor to the Diocese of Cleveland. One hundred fourteen of the migrants who worked at this facility were arrested and are being detained. Many of those who are now in the detention facilities have children and are members of parish communities. Please let your legislators know that the actions of ICE were inhumane and that there are more compassionate ways to respond, including comprehensive immigration reform.[More]

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Tell Congress not to support the harsh cuts to SNAP in the House Farm Bill

The House of Representatives recently introduced its version of the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization (H.R. 2). The bill proposes significant changes to domestic nutrition programs, which could result in up to 2 million people losing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Your voice is needed as the House is set to vote on the bill as early as next week.[More]

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Ohio Medicaid eligibility requirements could have 18,000 losing coverage and cost counties millions

Ohio has joined a growing list of states that have requested permission to require certain Medicaid beneficiaries to work or complete other community-engagement activities as a condition of eligibility. The state estimates it would affect about 5 percent of the 700,000 people enrolled in the program as a result of Medicaid expansion. Documents the state prepared show that 18,000 people a year would lose Medicaid health benefits if the work requirement, known as the 1115 Demonstration Waiver, is put in place.[More]

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Write to Congress today to support the Overdose Prevention & Safety Act/Protecting Jessica Grubb's Legacy Act

Please ask your representatives and senators to co-sponsor HR 3545/S 1850, and to ensure that these bills are included in the upcoming opioid legislation. HR 3545/S 1850 would align current regulations for substance use disorder (SUD) records with existing patient protections for treatment, payment and health care operations, so that SUD and other medical records would be treated in the exact same way. This is essential to the work and mission of those treating patients with substance use disorders, and for their patients’ safety.[More]

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