I have previously written how I believe that the creation of a national health care is consistent with the Christian faith, so for a mainstream Christian sect to come out against health care for everyone is troubling, to say the least.
Health care, at its most basic levels, has two justifications:
1) it is a charitable dispensation of kindness to someone at their when they are their weakest and in the most need; and
2) it is designed to increase the efficiency of a soldier or worker so that, once healed, can produce or fight another day.
For these reasons, the guarantee of access to health care has both a faith-based and secular efficiency-based justification. Certainly there are issues of how many societal resources can expend in treating illness and injuries; but the central and fundamental basis for the creation of a national health care system should not subject to argument. And what is truly shocking to me is that those who would proclaim their Christian faith the loudest would be the most obstinate in supporting health care for all.