HEAT IN THE KITCHEN

First the Insurance Companies released a report saying that the current bill in Congress would raise Health Insurance rates over the next 10 years at higher rates than normal. Today we hear that the evil Insurance Companies are manipulating the numbers to keep their healthy profits.

We are told of the evil government trying to set up a socialist system and of the evil Insurance Companies ruining people’s life in the name of profits. We are just getting started in this intense debate but it does seem to me that there is a lot of “evil” in the room.

There is an old saying that “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” I think a lot of us would love to “get out of the kitchen” but the definition of Health Care in our Society is a statement of  what we value as a nation. How do we keep individual liberty,  personal freedom with the individual responsibility that accompanies it and a compassion for the poor? More than Health Care is being written in this bill. Our values and historical importance are being composed.

Maybe each of us needs to do a little less lobbying and a little more praying for guidance.

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