I asked a question on Facebook August 14th, “What would Jesus say at a town meeting about healthcare reform?” Here are a few of the responses. I wrote this article on the 15th but have not had an opportunity to post until today. Please feel free to add your comments.
1. Be honest and truthful. everyone.
2. Be Healed!
3. How about “Get those money-changers out of the temple!”
4. I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly!
5. He would say that healthcare is a right and not a privilege in this great country of ours. He would say that we are one another’s brothers and sisters and we should all take care of one another. “If you are in pain than I am in pain.”
He would be horrified with the greed and corruption of the private insurance industry today, and the corruption of the private insurance industry today, and the corrupt legislators and the pharmaceutical industry. He would say that we need to even out the playing field and re-define and revamp the system, which means switching the role of the private insurance into a secondary role. They can offer supplemental insurance as they do in other industrialized countries. But other industrialized countries do not make a profit off the suffering of their people and their systems are innovative, and their life expectancy exceeds U.S. life expectancy. We need to cover everyone with good preventative care and changing the system is the way to do it.
6. get er done
This article says alot about the corporate ties between the private insurance industry and media companies. Please read y’all when you have a moment!
8. Surprisingly enough, the ONLY people Jesus ever ‘shouted down’ were those who put money or personal welfare above the responsibility of caring for others. Jesus might in fact be shouting at a town hall meeting, but it would be at those who are shouting, selfish, unconcerned and uncaring and not at those who are concerned about people without medical coverage.
9. Do the best for the least among you.