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Resolution on Advocacy on Behalf of the Uninsured (2002)

Several trends affecting the uninsured are then explored followed by an examination of the challenges ahead as Presbyterians seek to be responsible in both their public and private lives in the quest of furthering God’s intention of health (shalom) for the earth and its people. The final section presents the recommendations approved by the 214th General Assembly as it met June 15-22, 2002, in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Appendix I, “The Challenge to Presbyterians from the 214th General Assembly: Adequate Health Care for Everyone” offers concrete ways for individuals and their congregations to respond in advocacy for the uninsured. It provides the framework for a congregational plan to advocate for health care access for all. Appendix II, “Health Care Access Resolution” (House Concurrent Resolution 99), provides a copy of legislation currently before Congress and calling for basic access to health care for all.