2012 Presidential Election
The United States presidential election of 2012 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the “57th quadrennial presidential election, in which presidential electors, who will elect the President and Vice President of the United States on December 17, 2012"(2012 Presidential”). Incumbent President Barack Obama is running for a final term during this election. Who will be more than likely running against Obama is Mitt Romney? There are several candidate issues to consider when deciding whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election such as health care, and the economy. There are radical differences between the candidates concerning healthcare and the economy. People need to think long …show more content…
If someone does not have health insurance, a person will have a choice of additional, affordable health insurance alternatives. The Obama plan will insist on insurance companies, to cover pre-existing conditions, so Americans regardless of their health or pre-existing conditions can get ample benefits at fair and stable premiums. For businesses that are experiencing the pinch of a weakening economy and rising health-care premiums, the Obama plan creates a new Small Business Tax Credit to help small companies offer reasonable health insurance to their employees. “The plan lowers the costs for businesses by covering a portion of the catastrophic health costs they pay in return for lower premiums for employees” (Liberman).
In addition to providing and ensuring affordable health care for every American, the Obama plan is to bring down the costs of prescription drugs. Americans should be able to afford the leading-edge treatments that the pharmaceutical industry develops. To bring these costs down, the Obama administration will allow Americans to get inexpensive and safe prescription drugs from countries where the same medicine is cheaper. He hopes to allow Medicare to negotiate for better prices. Even if, these things look promising for the United States regarding healthcare the costs are of concern. Yes, people do need health insurance but at whose cost? President Obama’s