Why do "Christians" support politicians who do not endorse protecting our citizen's health?
The Republican agenda has been against the Obama Care legislation. Why do so many people who claim to be "believers" want to deny those without healthcare access to life saving treatment?
Claiming to be a Christian doesn't make someone a Christian.
Do you doubt this? We can test this theory, just watch this!
LOOK AT ME!!!!!!!!!!! I'M A BULLFROG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Am I a bullfrog? Why not? I said I was a bullfrog!!! What? You don't believe me? You think I'm lying? Or do you suppose it's that I just claimed to be a bullfrog, or even maybe I have no idea what a bullfrog is?
I'm not a christian but socialized medicine ruins the health care system, people have to wait months for treatments, the government decides who should be treated, taxes go up and up to cover cost. Look at the track record of countries that are using these type systems and you won't be so quick to believe in socialized health care.
I made no mention of pregnancy. Nor did I mention the cost. I only asked why every one is not trying to find the way to make sure every one has access to medical treatment. Especially, those people who claim to be of "faith". Why do "Christians" throw out the "Ten Commandments" when they do not suit their financial agenda?
Beats me. I've wondered this myself. 75% of people claim to be Christian in this nation, yet we are the only industrialized country who does not have a universal health care system.
I cannot speak for all Christians, but from my (Christian) perspective I support some of the "Obamacare" reforms - such as removing the pre-existing condition loophole (although some insurance companies have found ways around those reforms). I believe there should be a "cap" on insurance premiums, no pre-existing conditions, and perhaps some type of premium cost reduction for non-smokers and people who fall within their recommended weight guidelines, etc. Most Christians (not all), while sympathetic to the needs of the uninsured, adhere to a very fiscally conservative platform and, unfortunately, that usually means little compromise on social programs. Many times conservatives believe that reasonably priced or free medical care can be obtained through other social programs, and sometimes this is the case. Others believe the needy should receive the most help from family members and their local churches - and while this may be true, it's unfortunately an unreliable expectation. Socialized medicine takes away choice. People who live in countries where socialized medicine is the norm often wait for months while waiting their turn for surgery or specialized medical care. Many times they die while waiting. Don't we have enough interference now with the bean counters in insurance companies telling our doctors how to administer medical care? We certainly don't need the government telling us whether or not we need treatment and how long it should take - or even whether or not we are too old to warrant the cost of further medical treatment. I know people who have lived in England and Canada - and they have all cited sub-standard medical treatment, long waits, and nasty health conditions in socialized medical facilities. We need to find a way to compromise in order to help those without insurance to receive medical treatment, but we should not reduce the standard for everyone while doing so.
I wish I knew? But I do know that the average person, on an average wage, can't afford health coverage on their own. An individual doesn't have the advantage of number of policy holders to lower the cost. Even if they can afford it the first year, historically the premium doubles or even triples after the first year. Making it impossible to afford. How anyone can call themselves a Christian and not care about their fellow man, is ludicrous! President Bush had the opportunity to sign a bill, allowing businesses of the same nature to band together to get the discounts. But he chose not to sign it. I think its time Christians stop seeing themselves as God, to decide who lives or dies. If they lose their jobs or health insurance they would have a better understanding of the costs and why so many can't afford it.
The sad thing is that the most vocal "Christians" usually don't care about anyone but other "Christians." They are some of the most judgmental people in the world(which is completely hypocritical).
I'm actually almost ashamed to say that I am a Christian at times because of the way that so many behave.
I always thought the "Golden Rule" was to treat others as you would want to be treated? It seems like these days gay bashing is a trend in Christianity that is absolutely sickening to me.
Treat other people as you would like to be treated and let God be the judge of everyone else.
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