Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Lets Reform Health Care
Our Rabbi taught: the non-Jewish poor are to be sustained along with the Jewish poor, the non-Jewish sick are to be visited along with the Jewish sick, and the non-Jewish dead are to be buried with the Jewish dead, for the sake of [the ways of] peace (Gittin 61a)
The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare (as it is so lovingly called) is currently being debated in the Supreme Court of the United States.
We need a system of Healthcare that includes everyone, is accessible and affordable. This is our responsibility. We are obligated to treat each person with dignity & compassion. Shouldn't each person be allowed to live out the fullness of their potential? It would cost us so much less than what we were gaining.