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Presents our segment tonight some American religious leaders are now becoming involved in health care debate today President Obama held a conference call some faith based people in an obvious -- To rally religious Americans joining us from Washington sister Simone Campbell executive director of network -- Catholic social justice.
I'm coming at this from a practicing Roman Catholic I do believe that a Christians have an obligation to help the -- -- -- can we do that with -- -- -- dot com donations.
Will donate those -- million dollars for the poor this year.
And people who need help.
But I do believe that Obama -- may do more harm to the country's.
They harm more people.
Then -- What say you.
Obviously I disagree with that fifth as Pope Benedict the sixteenth says in the new encyclical.
That is the role of government to fill in when the market places -- And in this situation we've had a marketplace of -- free -- for many years in providing services especially to the working poor.
And entrances to -- out of their reach it hasn't been affordable.
And if this is a time when we really need some.
Regulation in order to limit cost.
And to provide services to all of the people that are left OK so you -- you you believe in Jesus if he were alive today would be saying look we govern the United States has an obligation to ensure taxpayer expense every American.
Make sure that they get quality health care.
And that's that.
I think like Jesus says over and over both in our lives and in the scriptures.
Is that it's our response to make sure that the least are cared for and that it is a societal responsibility.
We must as a nation make sure that everyone has access to health.
OK they're number way to do that and I support the -- way where by the federal government could have clinics in almost every county in the country that do provide.
Services for the poor.
However if the government takes over health care and begins to ration care as everybody believes what happened begins to tell people when they can live -- when they conduct.
And the country goes bankrupt in the process sister which very might happen this is -- California are right more people will.
-- including poor people.
-- could you talk about that let's talk about that because really and he added a lot of things that are not.
In play not on the table.
For instance that I -- the clinic idea is one method of getting services one of the challenges however is in especially rural areas.
It really doesn't function too well a -- Can function well if the government would run it and educate people here today.
You're absolutely I think I think -- -- a safety net I think -- -- -- safety net for the poor I think most Americans agree with me on that.
I don't believe I think there's -- harm to calm to all of us including the -- By a government run chaotic health care for polls.
-- I just.
I don't I don't want to hey guys I don't want chaos but I you guys now -- you got you got cast now.
That's what you -- what I don't think we have well in some ways we do have cast as it got 47 million people that don't have access to health care normally do about it -- and gaining emergency room in -- country they have access to health -- free what the please please spend with consumer what that the band does to those of us that have insurance how it escalates -- valid point I run -- I want a small business that -- network.
Is a smaller organization we have thirteen members and paying for health insurance for our for our employees.
Is getting more and more difficult we've got to find a way to rein in costs and not distribute I don't -- Great and I don't think -- -- -- -- I don't think the big government nanny states a way to do it and here's what I think Jesus would say if you were on the factor instead of you.
Render to Caesar.
The things that are -- that means get the best public policy and -- for the welfare of the entire nation.
Sister we reached I do you do very good good work and we appreciate coming -- --
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