I will keep this brief, most of our readers are not interested in universal healthcare. Being a purveyor of business and its many facets, I realize that healthcare has a major effect on a companies balance sheet. Everyone knows that the line on their paychecks that says healthcare, is a tiny fraction of what their insurance provider is paid on the employee’s behalf. The employer pays the lions share. Employees learn this the hard way when they leave their jobs and look at their cobra benefit options. “No thank you” is the general response. If businesses can take healthcare off of their cash flow statements and balance sheets, that’s money the company can spend elsewhere, more precisely to its employees (CEO’s, as a business leader, that was directed toward your camps). Now, that expense does transfer to the government. Scary, we know. However, at this point, healthcare costs have grown out of control. This is largely because when people don’t pay for things out of pocket, they don’t care about costs. Insurance after all, operates with the hope that holders won’t use it. So who better to demand lower prices than the federal government? This isn’t to say, let’s just cut doctor and nurse pay. This also means, lets come back to earth and admit that medicine is a practice and end frivolous lawsuits. We can still hold providers accountable.
What about morality in healthcare? Christians too often turn a blind eye to sin by saying, “as long as our tax dollars don’t go to fund abortion, we’re good.” Unfortunately, abortion is a reality in this country and this world. We need to do more to come along side future moms and say “what can we do to spare your child?” Christians need to realize that just like we hate “our” liberties being infringed upon, those with opposing views feel the same way. Christians have been trying to force their morals through the law for awhile now. Is it a coincidence that so many Christians now ask, “how has our country declined so much?”
Maybe laws don’t change minds. We need a refreshing course change, honest conversation and relationships.
Declaration Now is diligently working in post production on a new show. It covers several topics one of which being the proliferation of drones abroad and here in American skies. One bright spot here in the Commonwealth, our state legislators recently approved a moratorium on Drones in Virginia. In the show we’ll be sharing some excerpts from an interview with director Oliver Stone on the moral gray areas of the patriot act and the disturbing progression of its uses. We also discuss some entertainment news, and an upcoming short film that DN is helping to produce. #beonthelookout