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Our brother's keeper

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

During the recent health care debate I did not hear or read of a reporter asking people who were against the bill if they had personal health care coverage. Or how much health care debt they have. Or, do all of their children -- young and adult -- have health care coverage?

If the abortion clause was the reason for being against the recent bill, what is the difference between killing babies in utero or waiting until those babies are 20, 40 or 60 years old and have no health care and die? What happened to the "Golden Rule"? If we consider ourselves to be a "Christian" nation aren't we our brother's -- our neighbor's -- keeper?

Not everyone without health insurance is in minimum- or low-wage jobs or uneducated. My child teaches full time at a university where tuition, room and board costs around $43,000 a year. She earns poverty-level wages with no benefits. It happens at the colleges where you are sending your children.

 

CHARLOTTA KLEIN ROSS
Highland Park

 

 

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