It’s worth remembering this week . . . that healthcare is about human dignity. How we take care of our bodies, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the exercise we enjoy, the work we can do, the way we can bathe and care for our bodies in the world . . . it is all about human dignity.
To be able to go to the dentist for a checkup is about human dignity. Seeing our physician or picking up a prescription at the pharmacy is about human dignity. Being able to manage a chronic illness is about human dignity. A parent caring for a sick child or a child caring for an aging parent is about dignity. Going in for chemotherapy once a week is about human dignity. Receiving palliative care from a nurse in our last days is about human dignity.
Jesus said, “When you visit the sick, you have visited me.” Translated: Healthcare is the work of God.
Question: Who owns healthcare?
Answer: We all do. We all should. We all must.