Citizens of many countries would envy us for having the right to vote, the right to express our opinions, the right to practice whatever religion suits us, and the right to say, do and think pretty much whatever we want.
Yet many of us take these freedoms for granted. Many people neglect to vote. Others vote, but shouldn’t because they don’t know what they’re voting for. While “get out the vote” efforts have become popular, it’s unlikely that anyone who won’t make the effort to cast a ballot is going to make an effort to know what the issues are and where the candidates stand on those issues. Voting when you don’t know the issues dilutes the democratic process.
So take this simple quiz. Maybe it will help to inform you. Maybe you’ll decide after taking it that you shouldn’t vote. And maybe it will just reinforce what you already believe.
True or false. The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is making healthcare more affordable.
False. Health insurance is becoming increasingly unaffordable and, shortly after the November election, the new open enrollment period will bring double-digit rate increases for many. Healthcare costs jumped 1% just in the month of August, which was the largest increase in 32½ years. (more…)