BT Daily: Are You Thankful for Healthcare?

BT Daily: Are You Thankful for Healthcare?


[Darris McNeely] In America, healthcare is
a big issue right now. A few years ago we had the passage of what
is called Obamacare Universal Healthcare. Now, with the election season heating up,
candidates are talking about free healthcare for everyone, universal healthcare and it’s
still a big topic and a big item in America. People wonder and fear what will happen and
what changes might take place. I recently had an experience with healthcare
when one of my family members broke a hip. We had to go to the emergency room, we had
to go through admitting, we had to go through the day of waiting and surgery and everything
else. And here’s what I learned. Healthcare in America is pretty good. It’s better than pretty good, it’s very good. And despite costs, despite some real problems
that may be there, did you know that anyone who shows up at an emergency room at a hospital
in America cannot be denied treatment? Now, in the case of my family member, we have
Medicare and social insurance in that way. But where we were we received very good care
and very good treatment. In fact, I was very pleased with the care
of the nurses that were taking care of my mother-in-law. I have to take my hat off to those who feel
a calling to healthcare, doctors, nurses, aides, and all who work there to watch them
work with people. The care, the compassion, the attention that
they can give there is certainly a gift that they have. And I think that regardless of all the issues
and the debate about healthcare, when we have to experience it, when we need it, let’s be
glad that it is there. And in America, we have the best healthcare
system that can be made available to so many even with all the other problems that might
be there that certainly can lend time for improvements. I went back to Luke 10, The Parable of the
Good Samaritan after my hospital experience recently. And I read about that Good Samaritan who did
stop with the injured person on the road and helped them and poured oil on their wounds,
bound them up, took them to an inn, cared for them, left money for their future care
and then went on his way, care, compassion, help. Those who have those gifts, those who practice
those within the professional, medical arts, they deserve our thanks and appreciation. Let’s be grateful for what we have in that
way. Let’s take care of our health. But when we need that help, let’s be glad
that we have the facilities to go to and get the care that we do need. That’s BT Daily. Join us next time.

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