The horrific COVID pandemic exposed an ugly truth about our nation’s medical system.
The lethal plague shattered the quality of life for all Americans, but it also revealed an unfair, fractured health system that does not always provide equal access to effective medical services. The deadly pandemic underscored the urgent need for such high-quality universal health care.
It is an imperative that rests on three fundamental principles. First, as Americans, we envision ourselves as a decent and compassionate society rooted in profound religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. Second, given the special nature of health care, it is an absolute requirement to foster and protect human life, especially the young, the infirm, and the elderly. Finally, society’s obligation is based on the self-evident fact that a healthy population enhances the spiritual, economic, and political strength of a nation.