Saturday, July 14, 2012

Repealing Health Care - again, and again

As expected, on July 11, 2012, the House of Representatives voted to repeal every provision of the health care law. Every Republican voted for the repeal. They said they want to take a stand on health care. This is the 33rd time they have voted to repeal the law. I think we know where they stand now.

Here is a video that shows a 4 year old girl and her family: click here.

That girl's health has been under attack for years now. She has survived the recent attack in the Supreme Court. Now she is under renewed attack by the Republicans, who want to repeal the health care law, but have no plan of their own. That's right, their "repeal and replace" is really "repeal and do nothing."

Every Christian--indeed, every caring American, regardless of religion--should view that video. Think of the anguish the parents must be going through, to see their girl's health being held hostage to 33 Republican attacks, with more to come. How would you feel if it were your child?

There are those who smugly ask "yeah, that's sad, but tell me how we are going to pay for all of this!!!!!" The answer is simple. We will pay for it the same way we will pay for you and your family's health care when you file a claim on your own insurance. Is that answer not good enough? If your child developed a serious medical condition, and you have insurance, and your insurance pays, nobody would come running to you claiming that your child is bankrupting our nation, would they?

Imagine this scene. Jesus is standing before a crowd, preaching compassion and caring for the sick. The crowd is listening. Suddenly from the back of the crowd, somebody yells, "How the hell are we going to pay for all of this, Mr. Liberal smarty pants?"

What would Jesus do?

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