I want to comment on another political hot potato issue. America’s health care system is seriously flawed, with health care providers jacking the cost up for those with health insurance, which raises the insurance rates for everyone. Those that do not have health insurance are destined to poorer care. When President Bill Clinton tried to bring some reform to the health care system in the early days of his administration, the Republican controlled congress forcefully shot it down. And the problem grew worse.
Then President George Bush (whom I voted for) had eight years to remedy the situation, and his administration and the Republicans in congress did absolutely nothing. And the problem grew worse.
Now that President Barack Obama is in the White House with a Democratic controlled congress, there is another chance to do something with the health care system. The Republicans again want to hold the course and change nothing, voting down every attempt to compromise.
I am reminded of what Jesus said about Christians taking care of the poor and needy. What do you think of the whole matter?