The healthcare debate is dominating the news right now. And for good reason: healthcare is a major issue that affects us all! What happens when we get sick, hurt, or a major disease? How do we pay for births and routine check-ups? Can we feel safe when we fall ill, knowing that we can go somewhere that cares about us and won't bankrupt us?
Unfortunately, most of us don't feel that way. And that is because our nation's healthcare is deeply flawed. President Obama promised to remedy the system with Obamacare, but it really ended up hurting more than helping.
Here, in a recent Facebook post, Franklin Graham explicitly calls out the former president for lying and suggests a radical path forward for healthcare.
The question that most of Graham's readers resonated with (if you read the Comments) is his question: "Why is the federal government even in the healthcare business?"
It's something that so many of us assume would just be that way, but it doesn't have to be. What if, like Graham suggests, America started seeing healthcare as any other competitive business, that thrived on good service and best prices?
Or what if, like Graham also radically suggested, the Church took healthcare into her mission? It is one of the callings and gifts of Jesus' followers.
"The church needs to be front and center. Why? Because Jesus Christ cared for the hurting. He made the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear, cleansed the lepers, raised the dead, and preached the Good News to the poor (from Matthew 11:4-5). As Christians we should follow His example."
What do you think of the current healthcare crisis and Graham's suggestions? Let us hear your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!