Allen -- I appreciated L'abrialumn's comments on health care. As a self-employed person responsible for buying my own insurance (and unfortunately having to deal with Lyme disease), I can tell you the entire system is a complete mess. It's insanely expensive and difficult and in the end, the insurance companies are not there to help, but to make money.
One illness at the wrong time could take someone from financial security to bankruptcy. A lot of people think the uninsured are irresponsible, but that's because they don't understand how difficult and incredibly expensive the system is when you have to navigate it on your own.
I think one of the reasons it's been allowed to get into such a state is that insurance generally comes along with a job, and most people don't realize the horrible state of the system because it's taken care of for them. (I know I didn't understand how bad it was until I was on my own, and very sick.)
I don't want universal health care, but I think we need a business genius to step in and create something new and wonderful here. This is America. We're known for creating geniuses! And if Southwest can make an airline profitable, maybe there's hope for health care.
So are there any Christian business men/women/entrepreneurs out there who want to tackle this?