Governor Visits Fort Wayne, Applauds High Court Review Of Obamacare

By Maureen Mespell
By Jeff Neumeyer

November 15, 2011 Updated Nov 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Indiana's governor welcomes a U.S. Supreme Court review of President Obama's health care reform law.

Mitch Daniels made that statement during a visit to Fort Wayne Tuesday.

Daniels is no fan of the health care overhaul package that Congress approved; in fact, Indiana is one of 26 states that filed the legal challenge against the legislation.

Daniels was the main speaker at the annual meeting of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

Daniels, like many other leaders around the country, will watch closely as the high court hears arguments next spring about whether it's constitutional for the government to force individuals to buy health insurance, and if so, whether the entire 2,000 page law should be scrapped.

Daniels believes if it's put into practice, it will be at the nation's peril.

Gov. Mitch Daniels/(R) Indiana: " I'm afraid it's going to be another serious blow to the American economy. It's going to run up the deficit and debt further, it's going to add, I believe, to the overall cost of doing business in the country. Everybody needs clarity around this, if the law is going to stand, every state and business will have to decide how best to deal with it."

The governor also said he thinks there probably are too many debates going on in the Republican Presidential race, causing every word spoken to be unnecessarily analyzed under a microscope.

He says, however, he believes the party will nominate a candidate able to defeat President Obama, and he scoffed at the notion he might be having second thoughts about not running himself.

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