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EPPN: Tell your senators to protect health care

first_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, Posted Sep 20, 2017 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET September 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm I don’t think you all understand about Obama Care. Most people didn’t get to keep their health plan. Didn’t get to keep their doctor. It was shoved down our throats. I had to have the Obama Care that I DIDN’T or pay the fine. I had to pay for the insurance, and pay my doctor bill out of pocket. That’s why I dropped my health insurance in the first place that I had before Obama Care. Then when I turned 65 they didn’t take me off of it (Which I got a call asking me if I still was going to be on it and I told them I wouldn’t need it after June 1st.) but I wasn’t taken off of it, so I got stuck paying some of it back. Now tell me what is so great about keeping it???????? It anything I want my senators to vote for repeal and replace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Connie Smith says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Public Policy Network, Faith & Politics, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Dn. Dorothy Royal says: Rector Bath, NC [Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Over the past two weeks, U.S. senators have worked transparently and diligently on bipartisan legislation to improve health care for Americans. Yet now, Senate leaders are risking undermining progress in their own bipartisan reform process with a new attempt to repeal health care for tens of millions of Americans. The legislation, known as the Graham-Cassidy bill would reduce the scale and impact of Medicaid and make it harder for millions of Americans to access affordable health care. The Graham-Cassidy bill lacks the benefits of informed public hearings with experts and thoughtful bipartisan compromises, and does not address the concerns highlighted in earlier ACA repeal efforts.Call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and urge your senators to oppose Graham-Cassidy!Sample Call Script:“Hello, my name is ___. I am your constituent, a person of faith, an Episcopalian, and I am calling to urge Senator ___ tooppose the Graham-Cassidy bill which would devastate millions Americans.A reform of this magnitude needs bipartisan fixes and transparent evaluation. I’m concerned that a bill this important would be considered when it is not public and has not had serious vetting, analysis, and comment from the people it will impact.Over the past months, our nation has suffered from the division, fear, and confusion created by rushed consideration of secret partisan proposals on health care.I have been encouraged by the recent bipartisan agreement to secure the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and hearings and negotiations on practical steps to stabilize the affordability of health insurance for example, and I urge the Senator to focus on supporting these types of measures.I am praying for you, and I hope you will oppose the Graham-Cassidy bill.Call now! Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. 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So why does our church need an Episcopal Public Policy Network? Most of your sample script sounds like it was copied from this week’s DNC talking points, a position which I dare say, a large number (and I will not get into quantifying that) of parishioners are in disagreement. So much for loving your neighbor, or fellow parishioner. No, I do know you love your neighbor, and your fellow parishioners, as do I, …but think twice… before putting out a “call to arms”. We are not unified by our politics, but by our love of Christ and our neighbor… Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME September 21, 2017 at 11:58 am I have not read the Graham-Cassidy Bill so I am not in a position to comment on its pros and cons. Regardless of where I might come out if I were to read the bill, I don’t think it is the Episcopal Church’s place to dictate what my political opinions ought to be. De Lise Frampton Hartzell says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York September 24, 2017 at 11:12 pm While I like being informed on what the church thinks is best for the whole, I’m uncomfortable being told how to engage with our elected officials. Like others, I’ve not read the Graham-Cassidy bill so will not call my Senators with the proposed script, perhaps I have missed an earlier email from you. I wholeheartedly agree we should pray for our political leaders. 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Compass on course

first_imgCatering giant Compass expects revenue growth to slow in the short term as a result of its efforts to tighten financial controls and generate higher margins.The group has continued to trade in line with expectations for the year to 30 September and hit its target of £50m in overhead savings.In a trading statement, ahead of the full year results annnouncement on 29 November, Compass said that the UK business was showing positive signs of stabilising and that it was confident of delivering a similar level of revenue and overall profitability to the previous year. It added that it had made particularly good progress in the education sector where it had helped deliver meals to the UK government’s new nutritional standards.Compass completed the deal to sell its railway station, airport and roadside catering division for £1.8bn in June. It sold its Moto motorway services chain to a consortium led by Australia’s Macquarie Bank, and offloaded its fast food brands – including Upper Crust, Whistlestop and Caffè Ritazza – to a private equity group.last_img read more