Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2009-A160
Title: Support Medical Care Reform to Include HIV/AIDS Treatment
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention of The Episcopal Church notes with concern high rates of HIV infection particularly in our African American communities and grieves the discrepancies in levels of care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS based on poverty, prejudice, racism, ignorance and the lack of visibility; and be it further

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention urges the United States Congress and the President of the United States to include in comprehensive health care reform legislation provisions that would cover persons with pre-existing conditions such as HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, under any health care plan; and be it further

Resolved, That The Episcopal Church advocate strongly for access to adequate medical care not based on any factor other than the need for health care.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), pp. 536-537.