Recently I was having a discussion with a liberal acquaintance of mine about Obamacare. He became frustrated with me pointing out the bad parts of Obamacare and countered with "evidently you're not a Christian if you don't support it."
I thought about it. While there are some good parts in Obamacare, its bad parts far outweigh them. Obama is already trying to deflect these by saying you can't point out the failings of Obamacare, because every federal program has problems; however, this is exactly what he and his supporters did with the current system. How are you going to correct problems if you don't identify them and what happened to the president's promise to have public healthcare discussions and all the "promises" he and others made about fixing Obamacare?
Obamacare allows the IRS to access your personal accounts and take money to pay for what they decide you owe. I hope you have more trust in the IRS than I do. Claiming Obamacare will be paid for solely out of "savings from waste and inefficiency" is another lie Obama and his supporters are still perpetuating.
Refusing to change, or replace a bad law, is not doing the right thing. These politicians make examples of people who have slipped through the current system for why it needs replaced. What they won't tell you is that the federal government has now made it illegal, by creating regulatory restrictions, for doctors and hospitals to write off or reduce medical bills for people who have trouble paying. Space limitations prevent me from elaborating on the failures of Obamacare.
In short, we definitely could do better, but the majority of the politicians from either side, aren't listening. I will say from my interpretation of Jesus' statement in the Bible that it's not good enough for you to wish something to be done; you have to do something reasonable yourself to see it done. Obamacare fails miserably to meet Christian standards. You can make you own decision; but please research both sides and base it on facts, not feelings or good intentions.
Richard E. Cain