Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Joins Interfaith Appeal for Children's Health

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Joins Interfaith Appeal for Children's Health

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ISNA JOINED OTHER FAITHbased organizations in asking members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to support a four-year extension of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides critical support to millions of children who would otherwise be without access to care. The Senate adopted a measure March 27 to allow funding for two years instead of the four-year extension requested.

"We believe that every person has inherent dignity and shares a sacred obligation to care for one another. Such care includes tending to the health of our neighbors. We have a particular obligation to care for children, as our faiths call on us to protect for those who are especially vulnerable. Our various faith traditions inform us that children's access to needed health insurance is not a political debate or an economic argument, but instead a moral crisis," the faith leaders said. …

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