Healthcare Reform and Questions of Faith

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<p>"Forty Days for Health Reform" is a campaign based on the premise that affordable access to quality healthcare is a “moral imperative.” Jews, Catholics and Evangelical Christians on what's called the ”Religious Left” are backing TV ads urging people of faith to get behind congressional action. But other Catholic and Evangelical Christians don't see government as the Good Samaritan, especially if taxpayer money would pay for abortions. They contend that a <a class="external-link" href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/health_care/">government overhaul</a> would “ration” healthcare, which they also see as morally wrong. What about other arguments, pro and con? Are they based more on faith than they are on reason?&nbsp; <br /><br /></p>

Credits

Guests:
John Gehring - Deputy Director of Communications, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Bill McCormack - Chairman of the Pastors' Council, Christian Coalition, Jim Wallis - Sojourners - @JimWallis, Debra Street - Associate Professor of Sociology, University at Buffalo, Michael Cannon - Cato Institute - @mfcannon

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner