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Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. 

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


We now have the unique opportunity to help the nation move toward universal health access as a major civil rights and human rights issue, as the most striking issue of the poverty-stricken and of the most at-risk populations - as well as a deepening issue of middle-American 'health care impoverishment' and of widespread social insecurity.

The Reverend Dr. Bob Edgar     

General Secretary     

National Council of Churches     

To be without health insurance in this country means to be without access to medical care.  But health is not a luxury, nor should it be the sole possession of a privileged few.  We are all created b'tzelem elohim -- in the image of God -- and this makes each human life as precious as the next.  By 'pricing out' a portion of this country's population from health care coverage, we mock the image of God and destroy the vessels of God's work.

Rabbi Alexander Schindler             

Past President             

Union of American Hebrew Congregations             


Every person has the right to adequate health care.  This right flows from the sanctity of human life and the dignity that belongs to all persons, who are made in the image of God... Our call for health care reform is rooted in the biblical call to heal the sick and to serve 'the least of these,' the priorities of justice and the principle of the common good.  The existing patterns of health care in the United Sates do no meet the minimal standard of social justice and the common good.   

Resolution on Health Care Reform             

U.S. Catholic Bishops             

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