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Healthcare Provision Seeks to Embrace Prayer Treatments
A little-noticed measure would put Christian Science healing sessions on the same footing as clinical medicine. Critics say it violates the separation of church and state.
Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill would require insurers to consider covering Christian Science prayer treatments as medical expenses.
...it would prohibit discrimination against "religious and spiritual healthcare."
..... -- Christian Science is a small church, and the prayer treatments can cost as little as $20 a day.
.... the possibility that other churches might seek reimbursements for so-called spiritual healing.
During the day, Davis may see multiple patients and pray for them at different moments. He charges them $20 to $40 for the day, saying, "I think that it would be considered modest by any standard."
From 1184 right up through the 17th century heretics were burned at the stake. Many of these "heretics" were those who sought to aid those who were ill or diseased. It was the church's stand that these people were afflicted as punishment from god. Anything done to help alleviate their suffering was considered as an inteferrence of god's judgement on them, and thus the crime of "heresy" or "witchcraft".
How long before we return to this type of religious tyranny again?
After reading this article, I cannot help but wonder if we will see more abuse of humanity in the guise of legalized "faith healing".
Religions already own most of the hospitals. I suppose faith healing will be the solution for health care for the indigent and gullable.
Either way...look who is profiting from your illness