The Higher Ground Moral Declaration

ON Healthcare

Moral and Constitutional Foundation

Matthew 8: 1-4. Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears. Then a leper appeared and went to his knees before Jesus, praying, “Master, if you want to, you can heal my body.” Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be clean.” Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone.

Preamble of the Constitution of the United States.  We the People of the United States, in Order to promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman."

Questions for Candidates

The refusal of many state legislatures to expand Medicaid has left millions of the poorest Americans without health insurance.  This deprives many of preventative care and causes thousands every year to die of unnecessary (and expensive) strokes and heart attacks.  Do you support the expansion of Medicaid?

The Affordable Care Act has put our country on a path toward access to universal healthcare. Do you support a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible for everyone, as well as transparent and accountable to the communities who use it?

Hospitals are being closed in rural and urban areas across the country at an alarming rate. Do you support the funding of rural and urban hospitals so as to prevent their closure and the devastation of communities across the country?

A woman’s right to control her own healthcare decisions are being threatened throughout the country.  Do you support the right of women to determine their own healthcare options?

We believe healthcare is a moral issue. Do you? If not, please explain why.