Out hiking today, a friend mentioned how the current Supreme Court review of health care in the US, and specifically the concept that everyone should have access to needed care here, as they do in all other developed countries, tracks with one of the core themes in VYJN. In the story, Jonathan is forced to take a job to get health care for his critically ill son, Josh. The question is - should our access to health care be tied to our employment? At a time when people change jobs regularly, when large numbers of employers don't provide health coverage, and when many employees are working part-time, multiple jobs, or as "contract workers", does our current approach make any sense at all?
Have you read any of the Civitas Rising series? Please share your thoughts about the Great Change, the impact of technology on our lives, healthcare, the role of government, and anything else the books got you thinking about.