Recently Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Catholic Diocesan Bishops of New York State announced the formation of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, which will be one of the largest in the United States, and the largest focused solely on improving the health and well-being of poor and underserved New Yorkers across all parts of the state.
The foundation will come from the sale of assets from Fidelis Care (a Catholic-sponsored non-profit health insurer) to Centene Corporation. So far, the transaction has been approved by the New York Department of Health and the New York Department of Financial Services. The last step on the way to approval is the office of the New York Attorney General.
Letters of support to the Attorney General’s office are needed so the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation can get started providing up to $150 million annually in grants to serve New Yorkers in need. To make it easy to show your support, the Catholic Action Network has provided a fully editable, pre-written message at the link here: http://www.nyscatholic.org/nys-catholic-conference-action-center/
The deadline to submit a letter is May 23rd.