Good Samaritan has implications for health care

2013-09-17T00:00:00Z Good Samaritan has implications for health care
September 17, 2013 12:00 am

Is health care pro-life?

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, a priest walks by an injured man who was robbed and beaten, assesses the situation and decides to do nothing. Another religious leader comes by, looks and does nothing. Then, a Samaritan, a person of mixed race despised by many, comes by, has compassion for him, tends to his wounds and pays for his health care and boarding.

In today’s America, in the context of health care, the priest is the religious leaders that don’t support the Affordable Care Act, and the other religious person is all the politicians who work nonstop to repeal it. The Samaritan might be an undocumented “illegal” immigrant.

Our governor, the “I’ll sign anything that’s pro-life” politician, has decided more than 300,000 Hoosiers can go with out health care insurance because we need a surplus budget.

Unbelievable! However, more unbelievable is the silence of the moral majority. What’s more pro-life than health care?

- Rafael Mendez, Gary

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