Re "Will public turn against Obamacare?" (Dan Morain, Forum): Bee Columnist Dan Morain presents a one-sided discussion of Obamacare - an adverse response to premium increases for some current healthcare recipients. Morain neglects the positive consequences that the life and teachings of Jesus call upon us to emulate, including childhood illnesses with life-long consequences that will be detected and cured leading eventually to a more productive worker; and citizens who will not be forced to go through bankruptcy as a result of incurring exorbitant medical costs reducing home foreclosure and small business write-offs.
Not only will Obamacare help specific beneficiaries receiving healthcare, but the entire California economy will benefit from greater productivity and fewer unpaid debts. Conservatives frequently invoke Judeo-Christian values in opposing measures like life universal healthcare, but there is nothing more Christ-like than helping the poor, the sick and the lame.
-- Michael R. Jaske, Sacramento