The Common Good
November 2008

Equal Treatment

by Dave Keane | November 2008

I read with great interest Elizabeth Edwards’ piece on health care (“Heal Thyself?” August 2008).

I read with great interest Elizabeth Edwards’ piece on health care (“Heal Thyself?” August 2008). I am insured (and pay way too much for it), but I am eager to understand the arguments and issues around the uninsured. I appreciated her critique of the private health care system, and I read on looking for an equal treatment of the options. Her statement at the end of the article came out of the blue for me: “Universal health care does just that.”

I have read enough to know that universal health care is no panacea itself, though it may be better than what we have. But if we go that way I would like to go into it with my eyes open. Are you going to publish a similar critique of universal health care so that readers like me can understand the costs as well as the benefits of such a system?

Dave Keane, Gilbert, Arizona

Sojourners relies on the support of readers like you to sustain our message and ministry.

Related Stories

Like what you're reading? Get Sojourners E-Mail updates!

Sojourners Comment Community Covenant

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Sojourners online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)

I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)

I will hold others accountable by clicking "report" on comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)

I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)