Cover the Uninsured Week 2006 runs from May 1 to 7.
The Catholic effort is being led by the USCCB and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).
“A problem of
this magnitude and moral urgency requires the leadership of the
Catholic community as we work to address this crisis with compassion
and a commitment to justice,” said Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, chairman
of the bishops’ Domestic Policy Committee, and Sr. Carol Keehan, CHA
president and CEO.
activities in communities nationwide, religious leaders, physicians,
business owners, educators, union members and others are banding
together to send a unified message: we cannot afford to remain silent
while quality affordable health care is not a reality for everyone in
In their letter
to Catholic bishops, Bishop DiMarzio and Sr. Keehan said the two
organizations are leaders in this effort “because of our longstanding
commitment to accessible and affordable health care for all and our
desire to show solidarity with our ecumenical and interfaith partners.”
available at www.covertheuninsuredweek.org. Liturgy resources are
available on the USCCB website, www.usccb.org/sdwp.
the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB) will participate with ecumenical and interfaith partners in
‘Cover the Uninsured Week,’ a national campaign to spotlight the nearly
46 million Americans who lack health insurance.