To the editor:
There are many Americans, including people who call themselves "religious" who are satisfied with their private insurance plans and/or Medicare and Medicaid which are run by the government with TAX DOLLARS. They are worried that their health-care benefits will be affected; they won’t. Therefore they oppose any health-care reform.
The book of St. James says, "If a brother or sister is naked and hungry and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what good is that? So faith by itself if it has no works, is dead."
We are urged by our religious and some political leaders to appreciate the moral urgency of health-care reform since there are over 45 million Americans, including children without health insurance.
Jesus reminds us, "Whatever you do for the least of your brothers and sisters, you do for me."