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--By Jody Cooley on --
Based on the summary I have seen, I think the decisionis a positive result for the American People and here’s why. All of us shouldbe glad that the issues surrounding such an important issue – health care for Americans – can and will continue to be debated by elected members of Congressand not determined by an un-elected court.
The Health Care bill contains some provisions that arevery important to American families – guaranteed insurability, removal ofannual or life-time caps, expanded coverage opportunities for young adults, andincentives for prevention. And the theory that uninsured people should buyinsurance, so that their cost is not borne by the folks that have insurance, isa very good idea.
Having said that, we need to work hard on the bill tomake sure it is less burdensome to businesses, individuals, and providers. There will certainly be some significant short-term pain, but we should neveravoid short-term pain at the expense of long-term gain as we tackle thisdifficult problem.
JODY COOLEY, is a Candidate for 9th District U.S.Congressional Seat.