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November 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Primer: what you need to know about health care and the 2012 election

How health care in the 2012 elections will impact your day-to-day life.


(Photo illustration by Mali Main / UW Election Eye)

Tanning, abortions and your wallet.

These are just three things that will be affected by this election.

The federal government is rolling out the Affordable Care Act, also know as Obamacare, in stages. But the biggest changes are set to be implemented in 2014. That is, if the president is re-elected.

“This is the most critical election since 1964 as far as health care is concerned,” says Roger Stark, a health-policy analyst at the Washington Public Policy Institute.

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