Socialized Medicine or Christianized Medicine?

June 25, 2007 at 7:15 am 3 comments

Michael Moore, director of the new documentary Sicko, is dead on in this clip describing our moral failure to provide healthcare all Americans. While drug industry profits soar and the salaries of insurance company executives are in the millions, 47 million Americans have no health insurance. Instead of solving the problem we waste time arguing over whether we should “socialize” healthcare.

Opponents of a single payer healthcare system that would cover all Americans conveniently forget that we already “socialize” education, fire, police and emergency services and the military. If healthcare is a common good, and I believe it is, we have a moral responsibility to make sure that it is accessible to everyone.

Rep. John Conyers has introduced H.R. 676, the United States National Health Insurance Act, which would create a single payer system that would control skyrocketing healthcare costs while covering the 47 million uninsured Americans.

You can find out more about the bill here

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  • 1. Rucka  |  June 25, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Be careful when you throw around words like “Christian-ized”. I would worry that it would lead to healthcare that would have to adhere to certain relgious rules. Let’s just say it’s the Right Thing to do, not the moral or christian thing to do.

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  • 2. Webster  |  June 26, 2007 at 9:54 am

    As someone who has been out of work for over two years now and unable to find work due mostly to age-discrimination, I am also without any health insurance. America is a cold and scary place for someone like me–and I know I’m not alone. If I should get sick, whatever is left of my life is over, completely. Whoever might be reading this, please do what you can to help remove the fear from the millions of us who can only get up and pray each day that we remain healthy.

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  • 3. christianliberal  |  September 13, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Estimates are we could save about a third on our health care premiums just by switching to universal health care.
    Other industrialized nations spend about 11% of their GNP on health care, while the US spends over 16%, and it’s estimated to reach 20% real soon.
    Switching to universal health care would save Americans about $700 billion a year.
    Besides, it’s just THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
    You take care of your citizens.
    http://www.nchc.org/facts/cost.shtml
    Facts on the Cost of Health Insurance and Health Care

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