It is my heart felt and fundamental belief that no one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick.
Unless you have lost someone due to lack of health insurance because they didn't get proper treatment or diagnosis timely or had to witness someone not taking medication properly because they can't afford monthly prescriptions or someone who looses it all just to maintain health only to get sick again due to the stress of debt, then you will never understand.
Thankfully my nephew had his last round of chemotherapy a few weeks ago and his cancer is no more. He just celebrated his 8th birthday a week ago as an 8 year old should but my sister is still reeling financially from everything. Thank God they live in Memphis and St. Jude's was right there but the medicine was astronomically high and while we went through red tape with TriCare and TennCare it really made me think about this health care crisis and the behind the scenes madness.
At that time we really didn't care whose taxes or generous gifts helped towards his cancer treatment all we wanted was a little boy to have the opportunity to enjoy little boyhood.
I sit and I listen to all the partisan debate and mud slinging and town hall bru ha ha's and I think about the mother or father who has lost a job, can't afford COBRA and now has a sick kid, or wife or husband. What do we do? Do we tell them to pull themselves up the Good Old American Way??? Do we sit back and say see I told you this would happen if you voted for Obama??
Did Jesus give the woman with an issue of blood a political lecture? What about the Centurian? Did he stop to debate about that which was rendered unto Cesar? No He did not, He simply gave what he had to help those who came to him.
I don't know how I really feel politically about healthcare reform, but as a Christian I simply feel that no one should be denied the opportunity to be healed. Maybe this is God's way of turning our hearts and faith back to him, after all He made us right?
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