Christian Scientists push for health insurance that covers spiritual care

Denver Post: “And the Church of Christ, Scientist is lobbying the federal government to give its members an option to buy health insurance that covers this kind of spiritual care . . . ‘If the government is going to take the extraordinary step of requiring Americans to buy health insurance, they should be responsive to the kinds of health care Americans are relying on,’ said Gary Jones, federal manager of the Christian Science Committee on Publication. ‘That should include skilled nonmedical nursing care and treatment through prayer.’”