Unto the least of these

Published August 8, 2013 1:01 am

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Sen. Mike Lee has proposed that funding for Obamacare be eliminated before raising the national debt to pay for financial obligations previously authorized by Congress. This proposal has been deemed reckless and irresponsible by most members of his party.

Lee has not proposed a viable alternative. Seemingly, he prefers the existing medical delivery and insurance options. The U.S. pays almost twice as much for medical services as does other comparable countries. We pay almost twice as much for medications. Most bankruptcies are due to medical bills.

Many families, and individuals, who have responsibly paid for medical insurance are denied insurance coverage during medical emergencies because of pre-existing conditions or benefit caps.

The Lord has said, Whatsoever ye do unto the least of these ye have done unto me.

Richard Burt