A fourth answer was offered up inside the HHS building in the room full of healthcare people. About 80 billion dollars worth of faith and community health assets were learning from each other about how to allow the best 21st century science to liberate their funding from an almost total focus on hospital-based medical care so that we can get at least tiny portion of those funds onto the streets and into the lives of people who actually need something much cheaper than an emergency room. Over the next few days I'll be posting links to the stunningly smart presentations offered up so faithfully by friends at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Camden Coalition, South Central Foundation in Alaska.
Religion may be the thing that draws lines, points the finger and stirs the anger. Faith is the thing that asks, "why not?" Ethics based on religion tends to be about not doing something. Ethics based on faith tend to be about trying to do something, especially a right thing that has never been done, that lives in the "not yet."
Felt like faith to me.
(Powerpoints should be available online later this week.)