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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jesus and Health Care

I can't claim to be either religious or knowledgeable on Bible lore. But I do remember from my Catholic upbringing that in the Human part of Jesus' dual nature, he was a roll model for the rest of us.

So, with what I do remember, let me suggest that Jesus healed the sick, and didn't ask for a co-pay. "Pre-existing conditions were his specialty. It seems to me that Jesus would provide for the health and well-being of all persons."

Not only that, he drove the money changers from the temple. So, if we were to ask him which was more important, heeling the sick, or protecting the profit margin of Humana, it's not too hard to guess what his answer would be.

While we're at it, let's just think for a moment about taxes, in the context of "Render to Caesar that which is Caesar's." Quite an explicit approval of the concept of taxation, as well as an implicit approval of the separation of church and state.

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