The NC Council of Churches rejoices in today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which affirms the decades-long work and concerns of the NCCC for those without health care. This decision means that millions who had no health insurance and thus restricted health care will have their needs met. The ACA not only offers benefits to many people who need health care, but it addresses the moral concern of providing for the common good. As a faith community, the NCCC celebrate this decision, to allow the ACA to provide needed health care to millions of God’s children in our country.
With John 10:10 as our guide, we call on humanity to enjoy God-given life and to ensure that everyone can partake fully. Therefore, we ask Congress to end any attempts to defund or delay aspects of implementing the ACA. It protects many who face barriers of health conditions and low income, and the NCCC will continue to work for expansion of ACA to include everyone – all God’s children should have health care.
— Sandy Irving, Volunteer Program Associate, & Robert Mason, Duke Divinity School Intern