Religion and Health Care Reform
What is it about?
This article examines how certain religious beliefs shaped attitudes towards the 2008 health care reform debate. The article finds that those who identify with the Social Gospel are more supportive of expanding the social safety net and the Affordable Care Act. The article also finds that politicians can benefit from using religious language in attempting to expand the American social safety net.
Why is it important?
This work provides an understanding of how the religious left understands their religious responsibilities and how political leaders have been able to mobilize them to support their goals. It also advances our understanding of complexity of religious beliefs and thought.
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