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For Some Christians, Sharing Medical Bills is a Godly Alternative
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith. Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith. Eddinger, a ...

Radical Economic Justice: Jesus Forgave Sins and Debts
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Christians forgive debts, and Jesus releases the indebted from their debts. In the Lord's prayer, our daily prayer, we pray, "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our de ...

Fighting For My Daughter's Life, and Against the Insurance Company
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>In the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1103" target="_blank">March issue o ...

Health Care and a New Imagination
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

About 25 years ago, the pastor of a relatively poor congregation had an accident and racked up a huge medical bill in the hospital. About 25 years ago, the pastor of a relatively ...

Faith, Hope, and the Advent of Health-care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches us to "give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:18). Biblical wisdom teaches us t ...

Three Ways to Remind Hospitals Why They Exist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

What to do as a Christian when presented with an injustice? I missed. What to do as a Christian when presented with an injustice? I missed. After sharing my story about how outr ...

How Our Health-Care System Wrecks People Who Play by the Rules
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on. Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on. This course was set due to illness w ...

Health-Care Bankruptcies Hurt All of Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A bankruptcy office was not on my dream list of places to work after college. The legal realm seemed opaque and impersonal. A bankruptcy office was not on my dream list of places ...

My Reaction to Obama's Speech? It's a Start, but I Want More
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I am a voracious woman.</p> I am a voracious woman. There was much in President Obama's speech on health care that I appreciated. He has taken us a long way toward ...

I Don't Care What Our Health-Care System is Called, as Long as it Delivers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I recently sent an e-mail about health care to my congressman, Peter Roskam (R-IL, 6th District), through <a href="http://roskam.house.gov/Contact/">his Web site</a>. ...

What My Broken Collar Bone Taught Me About Our Broken Health-Care System
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was in a car wreck in 2002. After a drunk driver hit the car in which I was a passenger, I found myself with fractured ribs and a broken right clavicle. I was in a car wreck in ...

Health Care in the UK: An Astonishing Example of Communitarian Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Sometime in the spring of 1974, my world was somewhat disturbed by the event of my conception, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sometime in the spring of 1974, my world was somewhat ...