Rarely do I deal with political issues in the Strang Report, but I decided to weigh in on the health care debate because I believe health care costs are continually spiraling out of control. No wonder insurance costs are through the roof. I believe this is one of the things lawmakers must focus on as they consider repealing and replacing Obamacare.
I recorded a podcast today describing some of the experiences I've had in trying to facilitate medical care for my 88-year-old mother. I also explain some of my own behind-the-scenes experiences when I went through prostate cancer. I saw up close and personal that there were almost no controls on cost. And when I inquired about costs to find out what I had to pay myself, I discovered no one seemed to know or care.
I also discovered other patients going through prostate cancer had no idea what their treatment cost; they only knew it was "covered by insurance." With huge medical costs—not to mention the high costs of pharmaceuticals—insurance companies are certain to charge high rates.
I believe, as Christians, we must be interested in what's going on in the world around us. I don't suggest that I'm an expert on health care. But I believe voices like mine need to speak out and encourage our lawmakers to get a handle on these astronomical medical costs. And I don't hear that being discussed in the debates about repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Listen to my podcast and get much more information than I have shared here. As I've said, I rarely comment on political issues like this, so please give me your feedback if you have an opinion on this subject, find it interesting or if I caused you to think about some of the things I shared.
Steve Strang is the founder of Charisma Media and President of Christian Life Missions. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Click here to subscribe to the Strang Report podcast, and here to sign up for the Strang Report newsletter.
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