Health Care Update

Health Care Update

by Don Ingwerson I'm sharing what I hope is helpful and informative from christianscience.com on our interests in health care. Please click on this link at christianscience.com to read press articles about this health care issue, as well as video and text of recent House of Representatives debate on this current issue. Continue Reading

Armed With Spiritual Clarity on Capitol Hill

Armed With Spiritual Clarity on Capitol Hill

by Don Ingwerson For today's blog I wanted to share with you a new metaphysical article from the Federal Committee on Publication site. This blog is about a December trip that Christian Scientists from Delaware took to visit Capitol Hill to talk to their representatives about a legislative effort  to promote an exemption to purchase health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act. Josephine Bayard, an interior designer and owner of Continue Reading

How to be an Ambassador

How to be an Ambassador

by Don Ingwerson Continuing to keep in touch with local and federal legislative representatives is vital to the unimpeded practice of Christian Science. The Federal office has shared some insights into this work in the article below, "An Insider's Look at Capitol Hill and Christian Science." I hope this information inspires you to become more active with your political leaders! Have you ever wondered what Capitol Hill is really like, Continue Reading

Legislative Calendar for 2014

Law and Order

by Don Ingwerson Here is the California legislative calendar for 2014 for your information! I've received some comments in the past that this information is helpful! Jan. 01, 2014              Statutes take effect. Jan. 06, 2014              Legislature reconvenes. Jan. 10, 2014              Budget Bill must be submitted by Governor. Jan. 17, 2014               Last day for policy committees to meet and report to bills introduced Continue Reading

Advice From Teddy Roosevelt

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by Don Ingwerson My Thursday blogs have most often been on some aspect of legislative or media work - and lately most of these blogs have been around the subject of the Affordable Care Act. But today I want to share with you an interesting Christian Science Monitor article about working together - since the government is still working to end the shut down and needs our prayers. The article is titled, "Advice from Teddy Roosevelt as Congress Continue Reading

Former Intern Discusses the ACA

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Elodie Reed, the Government Relations Division's Summer 2013 intern, is now a reporter for New Hampshire's Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. In her hot-off-the-press article, "Find a health care voice: The individual mandate, individualized," Elodie discusses Christian Scientists and the Affordable Care Act. Check out Elodie's article! You may also be interested in Elodie's metaphysical perspective on her summer interning with the Government Continue Reading

Affordable Care Act Updates

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by Don Ingwerson We're coming down to the home stretch in terms of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and many questions are still being asked. The Federal Office hosted an online Town Hall Meeting titled "The Affordable Care Act and You" on September 24th and for anyone who wants to review it or missed it the first time, there is a replay available. I also wanted to give you some new information and helpful links on the state Continue Reading

Upcoming Congressional Meetings

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by Don Ingwerson As you know, putting a face to Christian Science is important! With this in mind, coming up this week, selected assistant committees and local church members will be meeting with several members of congress - who are home during their recess from duties in Washington D C. - about the ACA (Affordable Care Act).  Not only are these people and their efforts important to the Cause, but others not personally involved in these Continue Reading

Health Care FAQs Update

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by Don Ingwerson Last year the Federal Committee on Publication office put out questions and answers on Christian Science and the Affordable Care Act. I posted it on the blog at the time, but I just noticed that there are some additional questions and answers that have been added, and reviewing all of the answers may be helpful to you as well. So here is the updated Q&A. If you want to read this on the Federal Committee on Publication Continue Reading

How the ACA Affects You

Looking for a solution

by Don Ingwerson We have less than a year to go before the ACA (Affordable Care Act) goes into effect. I've noticed many news articles that show many people still have questions about what this means for them. A post by the Federal Committee on Publication site tries to alleviate the confusion by appointing someone as the lead person to answer questions from the Field. Here is the post by the Federal office and it can also be read directly Continue Reading