#129 Repeal and Replace

Synopsis: Program #129 – 4/20/2014 “Repeal & Replace”

If ObamaCare is overturned, what should it be replaced with? Should we return to the same system we had before? This is no easy question to answer, especially for a people who operate solely on utilitarianism and have no moral foundation for policy.

The first question that I tackle is why ObamaCare is failing– pragmatically, but more important, ideologically. I explain two fundamental moral errors in the Affordable Care Act: slavery and insurance. I then briefly explain the Republican alternative and look at the Biblical model for dealing with the poor and sick. In this program I was not able to fully explain all the “Replace” options; nevertheless, this program provides a philosophical underpinning for good policy solutions.

Scripture References: Hebrews 5:14, 6:1; Titus 1:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Luke 10:7; 1 Corinthians 9:7,10; Ruth; Isaiah 3:1-5