As Republicans work to repeal the health care law, the Obama administration is recruiting faith leaders to reaffirm the law passed in March.
"Being a pastor is like being a parent: You're only doing as good as your most vulnerable family member," the Rev. Joel Hunter said Thursday in a conference call supporting the Affordable Care Act.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hosted the conference call including leaders from several denominations. The HHS Department believes that faith and community leaders play an important role influencing community opinion on the health care reform bill.
Faith leaders on the call seemed to affirm Sebelius' stance that the health care bill is already helping members of their congregations. All affirmed their commitment to educate their congregations about the benefits of the health care reform bill.
"We have been told that it's very important for us to lead in sharing for our church the affirmation of health care reform and how ...1