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Know Your Candidates!

The 2012 Presidential elections are fast approaching. However, many are unsure who they will vote for. As healthcare professionals, the election will not only affect our day to day life, but also will affect our professional life. The Republicans have made it very clear that they will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while  the Democrats will continue to push for it to become official law. There is so much misinformation out there. Also, many websites and news networks only present one side. Thus, how does one make a nonpartisan informed decision?

Some recommendations of websites that will allow one to look at the issues in a nonbiased, nonpartisan way are the following:

Fact Checker has become very popular because it researches all candidates claims with facts. It holds candidates accountable for their statements.

Project Vote Smart is an independent organization that helps explain issues at state and federal level. It prides itself on being nonpartisan.

The Kaiser foundation explains the Affordable Care Act in a way that makes it very easy for the average consumer to understand.,,

Lastly, check out the professional organizations to see where they stand on the issues. It is fairly easy on all of their websites to do a search of the affordable care act. They then outline parts of the ACA that will affect the profession.

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