Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Health Care

Health care is a basic human right.

Access to adequate health care respects the dignity of the human person and allows individuals to survive, develop, and hopefully, reach their full human potential. MCC seeks:

  • Protection of health coverage, including preventative care, for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.
  • Appropriate Medicaid funding to ensure adequate coverage for recipients and payments to providers.
  • Opposition to legislation that threatens the mission of institutional and individual faith-based providers.
  • Policies that ensure adequate resources for behavioral and physical health care, including treatment for addictions and substance abuse.

“Health care is more than a commodity; it is a basic human right, an essential safeguard of human life and dignity.” — USCCB 1993

News Releases

  1. For Second Straight Year, MCC Presented with Three Top Awards for Excellence in Public Relations (04/22/19)
  2. Michigan Catholic Conference Urges ‘No’ Vote on Ballot Question to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (10/02/18)
  3. ‘A Blueprint for the Common Good’ (02/09/15)
  4. Senate Medicaid Vote Follows a Moral Path by Providing Greater Access to Health Care (08/28/13)
  5. Catholic Health Leaders Offer Guiding Principles for Medicaid Reform (05/14/13)

Additional Resources

  1. The Word from Lansing Column:
    1. Clean and Affordable Water for All (06/21/19)
    2. Prioritizing the Vulnerable in the State Budget (03/22/19)
    3. 2019–2020: A Blueprint for the Common Good (01/25/19)
    4. Proposal 1—Say No to Recreational Marijuana (10/26/18)
    5. The Issues, The Candidates, and Your Vote 2018 (09/28/18)
  2. Clean and Affordable Water for All (Focus Essay, 5/2019)
  3. Proposal 1—Say No to Recreational Marijuana (Focus Essay, 10/2018)
  4. Vaccinations and the Common Good (Focus Essay, 3/2018)
  5. Confronting Michigan’s Opioid Crisis (Focus Essay, 6/2017)
  6. Transportation, Community, and the Common Good (Focus Essay, 7/2016)
  7. Healthy Michigan Plan Info
  8. Department of Community Health: MiChild Health Insurance for uninsured children of Michigan’s working families
  9. Health Care as a Basic Human Right (Focus Essay, 3/2010)
  10. A Framework for Comprehensive Health Care Reform (U.S. Bishops, 1993)

MCC in the News

  1. Opponents Speak Out Against Mich. Pot Legalization Proposal (Detroit News, 10/24/18)
  2. Advocates for Existing Mental Health System Lobby to Prevent Pilot Programs (Crains Detroit Business, 04/18/17)
  3. New Campaign Highlights Catholic Services in Michigan (Catholic News Agency, 03/24/17)
  4. Preserve Flexibility in Health Plans (Detroit News, 12/01/13)
  5. Time Limits Remain Key Hurdle in Proposed Medicaid Expansion Plan from Michigan’s House Republicans (MLive, 05/14/13)
  6. $940 Billion Health Care Reform Nears Vote (Detroit News, 03/19/10)
  7. Michigan U.S. Senators See Pressure Mount on Health Care Legislation (Detroit News, 11/21/09)
  8. A Catholic Litmus Test for National Health Care Reform (Detroit Free Press, 10/16/09)


Michigan Catholic Conference
(800) 395-5565
(517) 372-3940
510 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
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