I don’t pretend to know all there is to know about the health care, or insurance industries. I do know enough to know that it’s confusing and I would prefer to not deal with the whole process. Neither, however, can I accept that a little common sense and fiscal responsibility, and a lot less politic rhetoric wouldn’t help in resolving one of the biggest challenges we face as a nation.
Romans 8:12 If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly (Romans 8:12).
The question I ask myself is: Who is responsible for my healthcare and medical debt, and that of my son? The only answer is my husband and me.
The next question must be: Do I feel responsible for the medical debt of my “neighbor,” who may live in another state that I don’t know and have never met? The honest answer is… No, I don’t.
I don’t call random phone numbers offering to pay for medical care. Sometimes the simple truth, when we admit it, can make us uncomfortable. God calls us to be generous. I don’t however, believe God calls us to take on the debt of everyone to prove our compassion.
It isn’t that I am insensitive to the struggle. I do. The hard truth remains. If I am to remain responsible for the maintenance of my own family, I cannot bear the financial burden of those who don’t. It isn’t about whether I want to or not. It is about basic mathematics and common sense.
Our government must be willing and able to use common sense and a calculator. Those who support government run health “care,” site Article 1 Section 8 of our Constitution to support their position.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
They propose that health care is part of the “general welfare.”
It is also included in the Preamble:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Every representative and senator sent to cast votes on behalf of their respective states are sworn to uphold the Constitution. The Preamble summarizes the core responsibility of every person elected to Congress as well as President and judges.
When Congress inserts itself into our personal business they fail to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
When we ask our government to manage our healthcare, we abdicate our responsibility. When we abdicate personal responsibility, we forfeit our liberty. When we forfeit our liberty, we betray the cause of freedom for which many have given their lives.
God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world (1 Corinthians 7:23).
How is our government providing for the “general welfare” of the nation by providing multi-billion dollar funding for health care?
How can the government reconcile, general welfare, domestic tranquility, and the Blessings of Liberty when healthcare funding is so costly and causes such dissension?