The late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said for a generation that healthcare is a moral issue for our times. He was right. There is rapacious greed in the healthcare industry, and most particularly with insurers who have been raising premiums, cutting benefits and throwing hard-hit policymakers to the wolves.
Those running insurance companies have neither the interest nor the desire nor the history of looking out for those in need, or looking out for the hard-pressed middle class.
Those running a public option would have no priority higher than the noble and worthy goals.
I think Jesus would want the poor and middle class taken care of, and not punished by the greed or indifference that plagues the current system.
I believe Jesus would side with the public option, not the insurers.