Consider these statistics for a moment In the United States alone Over 40 million uninsured, many children, elderly, working poor families Lucky enough to have a private insurance? You may be denied care, medical claims, etc Over million families / individuals file medical bankcrupty every year in the USA. In many other westerns world countries this is unheard of. US system is most expensive in the world, yet in quality and access it rates poorly, around 30th 40th compared to other healthcare systems in the world. and so on So, how does a compassionate Christian defend his/her position in support of private healthcare that leaves so many behind, especially children? Or, if you do believe in private system, do you believe you are a compassionate, good Christian? Also, is there such a thing that a priest, nun, a monk (the most pious persons) supporting a US-type of healthcare system as lined above, leaving behind scores of persons without healthcare? Would Jesus approve of private healthcare system considering what is in reality?