Cardinal Martino on Healthcare Reform

Cardinal Martino on Healthcare Reform September 16, 2009

In what is bound to make George Weigel paranoid, Cardinal Renato Martino — head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace — has expressed his thoughts on the US healthcare debate:

“The health of their own citizens belongs to the authorities, to the central government. And so I have been 16 years in the States and I was wondering why a big portion of the American people is deprived, have no health assistance at all. I could never explain this…

And you know that everywhere in the world it is a concern of the government first of all, and after there are possibilities also on the private sector, but those who are without anything… the central government must provide to that. So I cannot but applaud this initiative.”

Exactly.

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