I do understand that there are lots of opinions and situations that go into this issue. I obviously see it from the perspective of a physician's wife, but please understand me: that does NOT mean that my husband and I are cold-hearted toward people who struggle with healthcare.
I just foresee it being a slippery slope when we give the government more and more control. It's Biblical that Christians should sacrificially give as they feel led to help those in need. My husband and I truly believe the verse "to whom much is given, much is required."
The cost of this proposed system is staggering financially. The cost of this proposed system is staggering morally. Abortions would most likely be covered. Cancer treatments (or any other for that matter) would be for the government to decide. People who tend to be more liberal are constantly supporting "choice"---with this kind of system they would eventually have none. Totally contradictory.
I do think any reform up for discussion should be given a test run in a few states before jumping in head first with a national program.
I did not write this post to begin a heated debate on my blog. I simply wanted to write down my thoughts and have a record of what was going on in our country when I look back years from now. Please be respectful of my opinion on this. So much more goes into it than what can be written on a page.
The beauty of this country is that we have the freedom to express our beliefs. The conservative, Republican stance might not sound as heartwarming or benevolent, but in the long run it would protect the freedom and quality of healthcare that our country has fought so hard to maintain.
When I count the cost: Our country can't afford this program, financially or morally. Too much is at stake.