Tell Congress: 22 million without healthcare is unacceptable!

Urge the U.S. Senate to support healthcare for all  

“We of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have an enduring commitment to work for and support health care for all people as a shared endeavor. Our commitment comes in grateful response to God’s saving love in Jesus Christ that frees us to love and seek the well-being of our neighbor.” 

– ELCA social statement, “Caring for Health: Our Shared Endeavor (2003).”

Senate HealthcareELCA social teaching urges us to love our neighbor by advocating for access to basic health care for all and to participate vigorously and responsibly in the public discussion on how best to fulfill this obligation. In a nation of great abundance, everyone should have access to quality and affordable health care, no matter our income, gender or background. Unfortunately, current proposals in Congress that are aimed at making our health care system sustainable would attempt to do so at the expense of our most vulnerable community members.

While not perfect, the Affordable Care Act makes obtaining health insurance possible for millions of hard working families. But we can do better. It is now the U.S. Senate’s turn to act on health care reform. We pray for their leadership and urge our leaders to:

  • Expand Medicaid into all 50 states with adequate funding;
  • Maintain the ability of young adults under the age of 26 to receive health insurance under the parents;
  • Stand with women in maintaining reproductive health mandates; and
  • Protect coverage for people living with disabilities, mental health challenges, or pre-existing conditions.

Your voice matters. Please tell the Senate to improve access to health care, not tear it apart.

Thank you for your leadership and support on this critical issue.


  • Your Senators


Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


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