The Diocese of Des Moines
Bishops say health care is a "natural human right"
May 10, 2013
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

The four bishops of Iowa penned a letter to the editor that appeared in Friday's Des Moines Register addressing health care. The bishops say they are grateful the governor and state legislature are talking about how to make health care coverage available to low-income Iowans. The issue is urgent. The bishops say about a quarter-million Iowans lack health care. "We call upon our political leaders to set aside partisan concerns and consider this issue with prudence and a commitment to the common good -- especially since the current limited IowaCare program is expiring," they said. You can read the entire letter here. It is signed by Dubuque Archbshop Jerome Hanus, OSB, Sioux City Bishop R. Walker Nickless, Davenport Bishop Martin Amos and Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates.


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