We must address tobacco use for what it really is — an addiction that each year costs thousands of Hoosiers’ lives and more than $4 billion in health care costs and lost productivity. Bringing these messages to the public is vital if we intend to save Hoosiers from the devastation of more tobacco-related death and disease. Let’s use these hard learned lessons to end the devastating and unnecessary legacy of tobacco use in Indiana.
William VanNess, M.D.
How can justicesreally review ACA?
I wonder when, if at all, the U.S. Supreme Court will plan to revisit its decision on the Affordable Care Act.
One can rightly conclude that a Supreme Court decision is a result of careful study of a specific issue, a study that results from a careful review of said issue.
However, as I pointed out in a previous Sound Off, the ACA runs some 20,000-plus pages in length. I challenge anybody to explain how one or all of our nine justices could have reviewed the ACA in depth yet reached the decision they did, to come up with the opinion that it is constitutional.
The tea party is ‘dangerous’ for U.S.
Last year, I wrote a letter that was published by your newspaper. I took a lot of heat because I made the comment that the tea party is dangerous for our country. I mentioned that several parties that started out sounding good in Nazi Germany resulted in one ending up in Hitler’s control.
I will repeat again: The tea party is dangerous for America! We are beginning to see this now, so I rest my case!
Garrett W. Floyd