Does The Bible Address Health Care?
Matthew 10:8 (New International Version)
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
I think the health care debate is as much a moral one, as an economic one. There is no way that a decent society rations out who gets health care by whether one is employed, or insured. In the end the right to health care comes from the bonds of shared humanity. We either are all in this together, or we are reduced to the level of the animal kingdom where the strongest survive, and the herd leaves the weak to die alone in the tall grass to be devoured by scavengers.
As we rant and rave about the cost and politics of the health care plan might it not be best to get back to the basics of what our guiding moral principles should be regarding the health treatment of our fellow citizens?