Duck Dynasty Patriarch Has Interesting Take on Health Care

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Instead of spending more money on health care, Phil Robertson believes more people should be introduced to Jesus.

“I have eternal healthcare and it’s free,” Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson says. According to the Duck Dynasty family patriarch, there is no need for the United States to create a system of universal health care. Instead of focusing on the here and now, he is looking forward to the eternal life that is promised by his Christian faith.

He believes that the human form and its associated problems are a temporary inconvenience on the larger scale. By welcoming Jesus into their lives, people will surely suffer in the present day, but they will live forever in heaven with their lord after death. Instead of spending more money on health care, he believes that it would be better to introduce more people to Jesus.

Robertson said “The temporary reprieve is not worth it… I have eternal health care, and it’s free! Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve, but they cannot save you from physical death.”

Basically, it seems as though Robertson is insisting the suffering people experience while alive is outweighed by the need for spiritual fulfillment that will lead to them having eternal life. However, many of his critics have already said this stance makes him a hypocrite for his beliefs on abortion.

After all, by committing an abortion or any act that ends in the cessation of life it is just a return to the spiritual form and should be welcomed according to Robertson’s philosophy. However, it is not clear if he drew that parallel or is simply railing against healthcare.

Mr. Robertson has a long history of being against plans to bring health care to people in the U.S. as well as a lot of other plans that would involve utilizing the tax money of most people for federal programs. Yet, it is pretty clear this latest take on health care is a very important topic for him since he has dismissed it so thoroughly.

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