Well, my sensibilities aren't so tender. And, I hate to break it to you, but I wasn't responding to you in particular, only in part. I was responding, with what I thought was some good-natured humor (not snark), to several general themes of the thread that I thought were overly simplistic. Including, but not limited to a couple of assertions of yours.
But, as regards some of your points, to state the obvious, the context of Mt 25:31-46 isn't universal health care. Issues include hunger, thirst, acceptance of strangers, nakedness, sick visits/care*, and prison visits. One could argue it represents characterizations of how Christians should or should not behave. But it certainly isn't a recipe for salvation--or even a complete or satisfactory definition of Christianity itself--else we could have spared all that gore of the cross that offends so many. (I even sorta think it has to do more with behavior on an individuals level, rather than political efforts/policies within a group/country. But that's just me...)
* Note: You sorta stole a base yourself starting at vs 43. The wording in the KJV and NASB at vs 36 & 39 (which verses actually apply to the "righteous") is "visit." (I'll admit, the NIV, not known for literal rendering, in vs 36 reads "looked after", but even it reverts to "visit" in vs 39). Granted, the unrighteous get the "care" standard in 43-44. But beginning the citation at 43 is a bit, well... perhaps "selective."
As I tried to point out in my later "gibberish," if health care is at least a moral obligation on all good Christians (perhaps a stolen base), then Jesus wasn't a very good Christian--or at least a pure example. (Which he is otherwise held to be in other matters.) He healed (and fed, and provided drink for) some (and delegated same talents to disciples/apostles), sure, but he didn't carry out this "obligation" to all. One could even charge that he de facto "rationed" it.
Further, if causing sickness or failing to heal sickness isn't "Christian", then "Christians" are gonna have to excommunicate God and Jesus from our "Christianity = Health Care Obligation Club." To wit, (in part):
Ex 8:17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
Ex 9:9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. 10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
Ex 11:4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
1 Sam. 5:6 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof.
2 Sam 12:15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.
Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. 7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Jer 46:11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.
John 11:1-6 (Health care delayed... on purpose.)
1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. 4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
1 Cor 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
So, my issue, on at least point #1, is your application of Mt 25:31-46 is overly simplstic. If one wishes to apply Scripture to solving health care problems, why not these?
Mk 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Jas 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
Or do we not believe Scripture? Or just selectively? Or is something a bit more complicate and/or subtle going on in Scripture?
Anyway, you'll have to try harder to convince me from the Bible that a Christian must support health care reform or universal health care, especially as currently proposed in the U.S--even in contradistinction to the evident imperfections in the present system.
(As a side note, shame on the liberal (and non-liberal) secularists for not decrying your attempted Christian justification for supporting health-care reform. If they object to Christian motivated influence on gay marriage or abortion, they should similarly object to calls for a Christian obligation to support health care reform.)
Much more briefly, as to points 2 and 3 (which were):
2. To ration or withhold health care for financial reasons is un-Christian.
3. To ration or withhold health care for a bureaucracy's financial reasons is, however, naturally unavoidable and essentially acceptable.
I was trying to point out that no matter what, there WILL be rationing. And it WILL be financially based. So either way, it will be un-Christian. So what is the point of tossing good or bad Christianity onto the playing field?
If a more humorless tone suits you, there you have it.