President Obama's "Affordable Healthcare Act" has seen its share of the spotlight on political stages this campaign season. It has dominated political discussion this week due to the Supreme Court declaring it constitutional.
News of this ruling seems to have lit a fire under the Bay County campaigns of both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
The Supreme Court's decision may be considered a victory for Obama, but his supporters aren't taking it for granted and unhappy Conservatives say this is fuel for Romney's fire on his trek towards the White House.
Obama volunteer, Brenda Miracle, made campaign calls Friday afternoon on cloud nine.
Learning the "Affordable Healthcare Act" was ruled constitutional was more than politics. For her, it was personal.
Two years ago, she nearly lost her son before he underwent open heart surgery, but instead of focusing on getting well, miracle says doctors had a more pressing concern.
"One of the things he kept saying to my son Dan was, "Whatever you do, don't lose your job" said Miracle.
Otherwise, he'd lose his insurance.
"As a mother, you know I didn't like for him to talk to Dan about that at that time," said Miracle.
To make sure something like this doesn't happen, Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act seeks to bring coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans.
"It should be pretty clear by now that I didn't do this because it was good politics, I did this because I believed it was good for the country," said President Obama in press conference on Thursday following the announcement.
Conservatives say it's none of the above. Panama City realtor, Gwen Scott, heard the news early Thursday morning.
"When I heard about the decision yesterday, I got sick to my stomach. I was just so upset about this and I'm going to take action," said Scott.
Scott says she dislikes the whole thing, but it's the individual mandate that really puts a burr under her bonnet.
"I want choices and not just two. I want as many choices as possible," Scott said.
But for miracle, Obama's reelection is the ONLY choice to make sure what happened to her son doesn't have to happen to another American.
So, it would seem the subject of healthcare is not going to fall by the wayside. In fact, right here in Panama City, it seems the Supreme Court decision was "a shot in the arm" for both Republicans and Democrats as they make their way towards Election Day in November.