In an election year where the burning topics are immigration, national security and an uneven economic recovery, one topic that has not received much attention is healthcare.

One would think that a sector of the U.S. economy that has an impact on every American citizen young and old would be a hot-button issue in the political debate. But even six and a half years after the passage of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the topic has barely received the same amount of airtime as a proposed border wall with Mexico and a ban on immigrants who adhere to the Muslim faith. So far, politicians and pundits have been mum on the topic in the race for the White House and the control of Congress.

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