By George Reed, Raleigh News & Observer
As followers of Jesus Christ, a healer known as the Great Physician, as believers in a God who loves and cares for all of his children equally, we at the N.C. Council of Churches are profoundly grateful for passage of health care reform legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives.
At its core, health care is a justice issue, a human rights issue, and, for many of us, a faith issue. All of our brothers and sisters deserve basic health care, and Sunday’s actions set us on a path as a nation to provide that.
We pray now both for reform’s implementation and for an end to the divisiveness that has plagued this discussion for too long. Let us move beyond the angry and bitter debate to a place where we can work together toward a healthier, stronger nation.