Stating that "Ohio is a battleground state and healthcare is a battleground issue" in the upcoming presidential election, the president of the Ohio State Medical Association said his organization is pushing to have President Barack Obama and his presumptive Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, hold a debate on healthcare issues in Ohio.
"We challenge them to have a debate just on healthcare, and we'd be happy to help organize it in the state of Ohio," said Dr. Deepak Kumar, president of the OSMA.
For Kumar, a Dayton-based colon and rectal surgeon, the healthcare reform fight is not over despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
"The president had a great opportunity to make a real great change in healthcare, but he fumbled it," Kumar said. "Now we are going to have to spend time and resources to fix it."
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