Mississippi Fellowship of United Methodist Evangelicals


United Methodist Church Role Pivotal in Health Care Passage

Posted by msfume on April 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi publically thanked several groups for their efforts to pass health care reform legislation. The one denomination singled out for its work was The United Methodist Church, and in particular the General Board of Church and Society, for it's credible pivotal support.

Speaker Pelosi's remarks:

That is why we’re proud and also humbled today to act with the support of millions of Americans who recognize the urgency of passing health care reform. And more than 350 organizations, representing Americans of every age, every background, every part of the country, who have endorsed this legislation. Our coalition ranges from the AARP, who said that our legislation ‘improves efforts to crack down on fraud and waste in Medicare, strengthening Medicare for today’s seniors and future generations.’ I repeat: ‘Improves efforts to crack down on fraud and waste in Medicare, strengthening the program for today’s and future generations of seniors.’ To the American Medical Association, the Catholic Health Association, the United Medical — the United Methodist Church, and Voices of America’s Children. From A to Z — they are sending a clear message to Members of Congress: Say yes to heal th care reform.


Click here to read the United Methodist News Service story

Click here to read Rev. Jim Winkler's remarks. (Winkler is the chief executive of the General Board of Church and Society.)

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Reply Robert Robbins
9:48 AM on April 6, 2010 
Which brings up the question of how a handful of ultral liberals can speak for a multi-million member denomination.