The Health Care “Debate,” Part Deux
As several commenters have pointed out, it would be nice to hear more Catholic voices (from all political perspectives) in the “debate” over healthcare. In light of the rich tradition of Catholic thought on issues of social justice, it would probably help to clarify some of the points of disagreement and elevate the discussion above its current Beck/Limbaugh levels of chaos, fear, and misinformation. Ryan Anderson passed on this thoughtful post at the Public Discourse blog. And this report of an emergent Religious Left coalition in support of health care reform includes a reference to Catholics United for the Common Good. Unfortunately, I think the current state of play is useful to a great many constituencies (including, likely, both political parties) for their own reasons, so I don’t hold out a lot of hope that things will improve anytime soon. In the meantime, please use the comments to share links to thoughtful discussions of the competing proposals from a distinctively Catholc perspective.