Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa has published a column on the diocesan Website which explicitly defends the need for private health care. His column, by the way, reads very well -- it was obviously written by someone with a real command of the subject matter.
Bishop Nickless first distinguishes between a "natural right" and a "political right," the former derives directly from God's "bounty," like the air we breathe. Political rights, he says, come from "human efforts, creativity, and compassion." -Read More