Despite the administration attempting to obfuscate the issue, there is no question bills on the table would fund abortions-- a sticking point for Catholics and Catholic healthcare providers. It's a matter of conscience. Chicago's Cardinal George, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Video. Current health bill unacceptable, Catholic bishops say.
A major new report confirms the worst fears of many: Health care reform will raise the costs for most Americans—by about 18% on average. That is on top of existing inflation of health coverage.
When combined with existing inflation, costs would rise from today’s $12,300 annual average to $25,900. Of that 111% increase, $9,600 is due to existing factors uncorrected by the legislation, and $4,000 due to additional costs created by the legislation.
Cardinal George's recent interview with CBS2Chicago here. The Cardinal's new book is called The Difference God Makes.