Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An Alternative to Government Health care by Deal W.Hudson

The Failure of Our Pro-Life Leadership

The newly launched USCCB Website on health care tackles the question: "Are the bishops promoting socialized medicine by advocating for universal access?" That's a goodquestion, since the prospect of a government takeover of health care has created a growing chorus of complaints about the present bills before the Congress.

The bishops' answer to the question about socialized medicine makes it clear they do not consider a government-run program the only option for providing universal health coverage. "There may be different ways to accomplish this, but the Bishops' Conference believes health care reform should be truly universal and genuinely affordable," the bishops explain.
But thus far the bishops have not recommended alternatives to the type of government-run program contained in the bills before Congress. So let me offer my own proposal...

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