06/28/12 — A new concern: Supreme Court's decision on health care law next debate

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A new concern: Supreme Court's decision on health care law next debate

It is too early to actually be able to come up with the true implications of what can only be seen as a momentous decision on the part of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding health care.

But one thing is for sure, today's decision should give voters a lot to think about as they make their plans for voting this fall.

There is no question that something needs to be done about health care in this country, but there is also no question that the Obama health care initiative is fraught with pitfalls, expenses and concerns that have caused uneasiness nationwide.

And that is why this debate should not be over -- and the subject of mandated care and the implications of that sort of system should be key components of the 2012 presidential election.

And if you had any doubt that whom you elect as president -- and subsequently whom he or she appoints to the Supreme Court -- makes a difference, take a close look at not only the health care decision, but the one on Stolen Valor as well.

For some reason, the Obama administration seems to be focused on creating a European model in the United States -- complete with inefficient and expensive health care. Obamacare has many flaws -- and a pretty hefty price tag. It reads more like a campaign promise than a true solution for the health care problems in this country.

And, therefore, the debate should not be over -- especially as we watch around the world as the consequences of these sorts of systems continue to plague Europe and other nations.

During this next election, Americans will have the choice to decide if this is the manner in which they want to see their country proceed or if they want to choose a different direction.

And in the end, it will come down to not only what is practical and right, but what we can reasonably afford.

So, let the debate begin.

Published in Editorials on June 28, 2012 10:40 AM