It is inconceivable to me that in a self proclaimed "Christian nation" we would even have a debate about universal healthcare. Isn't the fundamental right of healthcare in furtherance of an inalienable right to the pursuit of life (liberty and happiness)? Morality rarely enters the picture in Congress except when our lawmakers tell us who we may or may not sleep with or be married to. So since morality is so routinely cast aside in a very real sense, we must turn to policy considerations. And here it is: A single payer healthcare system is the best way to ensure that all Americans have access to the healthcare they need without having to worry about paying for health insurance. It would be more efficient than the status quo at controlling costs and produce better outcomes while bringing the U.S. in line with other developed nations with single-payer systems.