No-one who reads this blog or knows me personally probably needs help in working out where I stand on the matter, but just for the record:
As long as the government is shut down, the National Institutes of Health will turn away roughly 200 patients each week from its clinical research center, including children with cancer.
Unless President Obama and the Democratic Senate agree to allow hundreds of thousands of the countries poorest citizens to give up access to health insurance, treating children with cancer is something the GOP figures can be done without. They know they can't win, but every day they can delay a restart is another day when people who aren't then can suffer, and it turns out, die.
As poor old Miss Hardaker would say "No love in Heaven or Earth for you".