A leading U.S. nun is joining other religious leaders in using a moral argument to try to convince Republican governors that they should implement the health law's Medicaid expansion for the poor.
The Hill: Head U.S. Nun Chastises Republican Governors On Medicaid Opt-Out
The leader of a group that represents most American nuns is calling on Republican governors to accept the health care reform law's Medicaid expansion, which would provide insurance coverage to a larger share of the poor. Sister Pat Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, joined a group of 102 other faith leaders in co-signing a statement Monday that urges support for a larger Medicaid program. "Depriving struggling families of health care is wholly incompatible with the teachings of our faiths and the ideals of our nation," the statement reads (Vibeck, 9/10).