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Pastors push healthcare overhaul

Health Care Access

June 30, 2009 | Boston Globe

PICO National Network

With members of Congress back home this week for the July Fourth recess, left-leaning religious groups today announced a series of radio ads promoting the moral argument for a healthcare overhaul.

In the ads, local pastors say that the status quo on healthcare is “not who we are as a nation” and that “America can do better.” They will air on Christian and mainstream radio in Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Nebraska, and North Carolina -- the home states of key senators in the healthcare debate.

The faith-based push also includes meetings with members of Congress, sermons on healthcare, and a new guide to the healthcare debate for people of faith. The groups sponsoring the campaign are PICO National Network, Faith in Public Life, Faithful America, Sojourners, and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.