Support ‘Insure Tennessee’

A pastoral letter to United Methodists in Tennessee

Bishop urges United Methodists advocate for governor’s initiative that would provide health coverage to 200,000 more Tennesseans. read more »

by Bishop Bill McAlilly and Bishop Mary Taylor
on February 02, 2015

Bishop Cho’s invocation opens House of Delegates

United Methodist Day at the Virginia General Assembly

250 visit legislators to discuss human trafficking, predatory lending, Medicaid expansion. read more »

by Neill Caldwell
on February 20, 2014

Medicaid and mortality

Some political decisions can be lethal

17,000 people could die because states refuse to expand Medicaid under Affordable Care Act. read more »

by Jennifer Butler
on February 11, 2014

‘Moral Mondays’ in North Carolina

Nearly 500 arrested since April protesting legislature’s drastic cuts in programs

United Methodist bishops with Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic leaders sign statement against budget cuts. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 14, 2013

United Methodist bishops support Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania

Tennessee, Texas, West Ohio advocate to help most vulnerable

Pennsylvania governor, legislators urged to extend Medicaid to vulnerable citizens. read more »

by Stephen Drachler and Wayne Rhodes
on April 10, 2013

2013 legislative priorities

Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted

Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 19, 2013

Faithful alternative to ‘fiscal cliff’

Cut poverty rather than poverty-related spending

Sacrificing access to health and food security at the altar of 'deficit reduction' is profoundly unjust, letter to Obama, Congress declares. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 19, 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