The debate over how America handles its healthcare has taken center stage lately, both in the news, and in our lives. We stand at a crossroads between public and private healthcare, and the decisions we make as voters over the next few years will have long-lasting effects on how we handle our sick and dying
On one side of the debate, we have the idea that a person’s medical care shouldn’t depend on their financial resources. This is public healthcare, which is funded by the collective contributions of the whole population, usually in the form of extra taxes. Countries like Canada, Australia, France, Japan, and Germany embrace publically funded medicine.
On the other, there is the assertion that America should continue as it has been, with private healthcare. Under the private model, the sick pay their own way, whether that’s through insurance, or by directly paying for care.
Millions are conflicted over this choice. But for Christians, the scripturally mandated path is clear. Public healthcare, where all of us shoulder the burdens of the less fortunate, is the Christ-like choice. Under this form of care, we all pay a little, but those in need gain a lot.
To make this happen, Christians need to get into the game and vote on this important issue. To find out why, let’s look at 6 reasons why Christians should care about healthcare.