Column: This year, more than most, the issues that seemed to be shaping the debate have come and gone like the wind.
NCR Today: Hawaii extends statute of limitations; Working document for family synod to come Thursday; US bishops and non-discrimination.
Faith leaders came together on a conference call on May 29 to discuss the urgent need to expand Medicaid in the United States, in order to prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths.
NCR Today: Misery continues for states that didn't expand Medicaid; French bishops heal divisions; Dublin archbishop marks 10 years on the job.
I wonder these days about the fast-food worker making a minimal wage who discovers he or she has diabetes and cannot afford insulin. Another low-wage worker (and we have far too many in this country) might be injured in an auto accident but can't afford rehabilitative care. These are some of the working poor who would benefit from Medicaid expansion. Yet more than 20 states are denying these people the health coverage they desperately need. Where is the outrage?