It's ironic that in countries such as Canada, the availability of universal healthcare is considered to be an expression of Christian love for your fellow citizen, whereas within the USA it appears that the exact opposite seems to be true. It would be interesting to have more non US citizens post their opinion on the matter, including perhaps non US clergy.
You are confusing wishful thinking with reality. Look at the facts. Health care in other countries is rationed. I care about others so much I do not wish them to be denied health care by the government. Governments should not be making health care decisions in place of doctors.
How do you (and others) go from the fact that some do not have insurance (by choice for many since the poor already qualify for Medicaid and other programs but many poor just don’t sign up) to a demand for government-controlled, rationed health care?
What makes you think that medical care will be better once the government is in charge of health care decisions? The evidence shows that the quality of health care now in America is the best in the world (yes, I know you generally reject facts but really you should not).
President Obama talks openly about rationed care. Imagine Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans’ hospitals. Right now they are very inefficient, and the quality of health care is often not very good. Imagine what they will become the government starts rationing care.
Please tell us how it is an example of Christian love to deny someone health care by rationing?
Please tell us how it is an example of Christian love to force taxpayers to fund abortions, the murder of the innocent? Denied Health Care in England Mayo Clinic Calls House Plan Bad Medicine