Catholic Health Association Continues to Support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Jun 22, 2010, 17:09 ET from Catholic Health Association

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) continues to support the important insurance reform provisions enacted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  

Through today's event at the White House, President Obama is once again keeping national focus on the importance of implementing vital reform measures designed to protect the health and well being of millions of vulnerable people in this country.

As the President noted in his remarks, the Affordable Care Act will soon stop insurance companies from prohibiting coverage for pre-existing conditions and end lifetime limits of coverage and other abuses such as arbitrary rescissions.

To exemplify these issues, in attendance to listen to the President's remarks were people from around the country who have regrettably experienced some of the restrictions to care that the Affordable Care Act will undo. Among them was a cancer survivor who was refused coverage by several insurance companies because she had a pre-existing condition. Another was a family who has struggled with the lifetime limit on coverage by limiting the course of treatment for their daughter's battle against leukemia.

Once fully enacted, we are confident that the Affordable Care Act will provide access to more affordable insurance products and a greater sense of security for over 32 million people in this country that current lack these protections.

We continue to applaud the President for his strong leadership in this important area.

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), founded in 1915, supports the Catholic health ministry's commitment to improve the health status of communities and create quality and compassionate health care that works for everyone. The Catholic health ministry is the nation's largest group of not-for-profit health systems and facilities that, along with their sponsoring organizations, employ more than 750,000 women and men who deliver services combining advanced technology with the Catholic caring tradition. For more information, visit the CHA website at

SOURCE Catholic Health Association