Health care and Social Security are on the ballot this year

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Not all elections are the same. In 2018, voters were motivated by the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, backlash against Donald Trump, tax cuts that went mostly in favor of the wealthy, and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. After a 2020 election dominated by the pandemic and high unemployment, the leading issues this year are inflation, abortion and threats to democracy.

But although they have received less attention, health care and social security are also on the ballot in 2022. Both are economic issues that matter greatly for a good and decent life.

Surveys show that some voters care about certain health issues more than others.

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