Health Care

Everyone can be great! Everyone can be an agent of change!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." Sandra... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on March 07, 2013

Prevention, Wellness, and Childhood Obesity

Focusing on public health, prevention, and wellness guest speakers Barbara Baylor, Andrew Hysell, and Vinny DeMarco energized participants to promote preventative care in their communities. A need to focus on prevention. Barbara Balyor, health advocate and minister of Healthcare Justice for the United Church of Christ, highlighted the importance of... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on August 28, 2012

Take Action for Health Care Justice

The long wait is finally over! On Thursday, June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. Today, we rejoice on behalf of persons who need of health care and for people who have already benefitted from this important law. Simply put, everyone should have health care and the Affordable... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on June 29, 2012

Everyone should have health care; Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Today the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, upheld the 2010 health-care law, the Affordable Care Act. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. Faith groups and United Methodists offer comments on the ruling: The Affordable Care Act will provide cost savings to UMC annual conferences. ... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on June 28, 2012

Health care is a faith issue

The faith community can play a unique roll in framing facts in the context of moral values... and the way our faith community connects to issues of social justice. Rev. Linda Walling, Faithful Reform in Health Care During our June 1 conference call we discussed “How to Build a John 10:10... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Johnson-Oliver on June 15, 2012

The Reluctance to Discuss Economic Justice

I have noticed in some of the discussions I have heard around General Conference these last few days that many progressives have become less and less comfortable with talking about economic justice. We talk generally about justice for the poor, but that is the extent of it much of the... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on April 30, 2012

John 10:10 Challenge Relaunches

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is re-launching the “John 10:10 Challenge.” The updated campaign will continue building a faithful movement for health-care justice by engaging United Methodists to promote, preserve and implement affordable health care for all people across all levels of government. GBCS first launched... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on March 21, 2012

Introducing Our Health Care Organizer

Our historic challenge to ensure health care as a basic human right for all is far from over! Therefore, it's my pleasure to introduce you to the Rev. Cynthia Johnson-Oliver, our newly-appointed National Organizer for Health Care. Cynthia will be launching a new phase of the John 10:10 Challenge in... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 12, 2012