Faith Groups Get Involved In Health Care

As a wide array of businesses, interest groups, and unions speak up on health care with reform efforts moving forward, so too are faith groups: a coalition of progressive and community-organizing-oriented religious groups will run ads on Christian radio starting Thursday (running through next week) in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri and Nebraska and will hold events with congregations nationwide. They won't push a specific policy, rather the broad goals of universal access, affordability, help for lower-income families, and sustainable financing.

The ads will advocate "work[ing] together to make quality health care choices affordable for all families," telling listeners that "every person, created in the image of God, is of limitless value." Local pastors will narrate the first few seconds half of each ad.

The coalition includes PICO National Network, Faith in Public Life, Faithful America, Sojourners, Gamaliel Foundation, and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.