Last month, AMHP joined more than 60 national, state and local faith organizations filed an Amicus (Friend of the Court) Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Medicaid expansions in the Affordable Care Act. The brief argues that these expansions more completely address the original intent of Medicaid – to fulfill the moral imperative to assist those who are poor and sick.
“On Friday, a broad coalition of religious organizations filed an amicus brief supporting the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion that should give the lie to any claim that the faith community opposes the ACA. The brief includes a number of major religious denominations, including the policy arm of the United Methodist Church, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ and an important Presbyterian Church policy body.”
– ThinkProgress: Religious Groups Line Up to Support Health Reform Law.