Health Care Debate Is Deeply Personal



Referring to health care reform in a Labor Day address to union members in Cincinnati, President Obama said, “The time to decide is now.” I could not disagree more.

In my view, it is not time to decide, it is time to define. It is time for President Obama to stop campaigning and start leading. He has to stop flip-flopping and floating trial balloons and begin communicating the details of his vision to the American people.

Once the people and their representatives have had ample time to review the full contents of Obama’s plan in writing, then it will be time to decide.

The health care debate is deeply personal and citizens deserve the opportunity to participate in the process. Too much is at stake this time.

The American people learned from the administration’s approach to stimulus and will not accept another half-baked bill rushed to a vote.

John Baker


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