In John 10:10, Jesus proclaimed, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” We take those words as our guide as we call on humanity to enjoy God-given life and to ensure that everyone can partake fully in the abundant life. Therefore, we ask Congress to end any attempts to defund or delay implementing the ACA, which protects many who face barriers of health conditions and low income.
The Council will also continue to work and pray for expansion of ACA to be more inclusive, affordable and accessible so that the millions who are still excluded will be covered. All God’s children should have health care.
Sandy Irving, Program Associate, N.C. Council of Churches
Robert Mason, Duke Divinity School Intern