Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Migraines

I was saddened to hear that Michele Bachmann suffers from migraine headaches and I pray that her health may improve. Migraine headaches can be debilitating. It is a testimony to Mrs. Bachmann's ability to persevere that she has coped with this medical condition and held a stressful position in government. That said, I need to ask the following questions: how much does her medication cost? How much does insurance cover?

Now imagine that you suffer from chronic migraines. Imagine you are a janitor working two jobs to pay your rent and support your family of 5 or 6. Imagine that like 35 million others you do not have health insurance. How can you work while you suffer from chronic migraines? How can you pay for medication?

This situation demonstrates why President Obama's health care law is not only necessary, but also, from the standpoint of Christian Social Ethics, morally correct.