Watch Cardinal Francis George, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, discuss abortion and health care reform.
Facing fierce opposition from Republicans, Democrats are pleading for bipartisanship and teamwork. Senate Democrats invited religion reporters to the Capitol to talk about “the moral imperatives of health care and climate change” and to ask religious communities to “speak out against obstructions.” More
Religious progressives are having an impact on the Obama White House, says religion and politics expert John Green, " but there's no lack of activity among religious conservatives."
"We need health care reform and we need it today," says Rev. Jennifer Thomas of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kansas City.
"More is not better," says South Florida health care system CEO Brian Keeley. "We know that more health care services can result in lower levels of care." Health care costs are double the national average in Miami, where Keeley says specialists use more medical resources and technology.