The Amazing Maze of US Health Care–Where is the Humanity?

Amazing seems a most appropriate word to describe the financing and delivery of health care services in the United States of America.
James L. McGee, CEBS--On Health Care Reform

Where is the Humanity?

December 5th, 2009

In a recent report on National Public Radio (NPR) about a gang  rape in Rcihmond, CA, one person asked the question. “Where has all the humanity gone?”

The same question  can be asked in the current debate on national health care reform.

Is this our big tent?
Is this our big tent? Photo by JL McGee

Where has all the humanity gone?

We are talking about Americans here

The politicians are wiling to deny undocumented immigrants access to the proposed Health Insurance Exchange.  But that is not enough for some.  They are afraid that hospitals will use federal funds to treat undocumented immigrants in the emergency rooms.

Aren’t some of these very same conservatives, also Christians?  Aren’t they familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan?  In case they forget, the moral of that story is doing good to your enemies.  Oh that’s right, Christian values don’t apply to government, because government funds are involved.  Unless, of course, its abortion.  Then then “Christian” values apply because government funds are involved.

By the way, since most countries in the world have some form of national health insurance, what about sending the bill for undocumented immigrants back to the country of origin?

It is easy to pick on immigrants, because most of us don’t know immigrants,  But there are lots of people that will be affected by health reform that we do know.

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