How is opposition to health care a Christian value?

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Today's Washington Post features an article entitled "Opposition to Health-Care Reform Revives Christian Right."

Oddly, the article makes no attempt to explain how opposing universal health care and maintaining insurance company profits are essential to -- or even consistent with -- the practice of Christianity. No effort to explain, or to ask the "Christian Right" leaders to explain, what Biblical basis there is for opposing a plan to care for the sick.

It seems whenever there is a news report about the religious left, the report goes out of its way to make clear that some of the positions the religious left takes are inconsistent with the teachings of various churches. Yet here's a case where on the very issue in question, the "Christian Right" seems to be taking a position that is not entirely consistent with Christian teachings -- and the Post makes no mention of that tension.


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Health Care, Health Care Reform
The Washington Post
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