all truth is God's truth: Maher on Profit

Because medicine is now for-profit we have things like "recision," where insurance companies hire people to figure out ways to deny you coverage when you get sick, even though you've been paying into your plan for years.

When did the profit motive become the only reason to do anything? When did that become the new patriotism? Ask not what you could do for your country, ask what's in it for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

If conservatives get to call universal health care "socialized medicine," I get to call private health care "soulless vampires making money off human pain." The problem with President Obama's health care plan isn't socialism, it's capitalism.

And if medicine is for profit, and war, and the news, and the penal system, my question is: what's wrong with firemen? Why don't they charge? They must be commies. Oh my God! That explains the red trucks! -Bill Maher, The Huffington Post, retrieved July 23, 2009

In an article entitled "New Rule: Not Everything in America Has to Make a Profit," Comedian Bill Maher tackles one of the United States' greatest sacred cows. It's an entertaining read in which he poignantly identifies how captured we are as a people by our own markets. His best line; "The problem with President Obama's health care plan isn't socialism, it's capitalism." It is not very often people are this clear and honest about how deeply we are governed by profit. You'll have to decide for yourself what to think about his partisanship (he claims he hates both sides), but there is a truth laid bare in the article that should catch our attention, particularly as Christians claiming to know the ever giving presence of God.


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