Rock Your Vote: A Presidential Candidate Primer

Still not sure if you're an Obama Girl or a Romney-ac? Our election cheat sheet explains where the presidential candidates stand on seven key issues. Take this to the polls!

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October 8, 2012 3:24 PM
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Health Care

Barack Obama:

HIS RECORD The Affordable Care Act may go down in history as Obama's single biggest accomplishment. The law is complicated and hotly contested, but Obama says it'll insure 34 million more Americans.

IF HE WINS The plan's heart—a universal mandate for all Americans to have health insurance—will take effect midterm.

Mitt Romney:

HIS RECORD Welcome to Romney's personal hell: His universal health-care law in Massachusetts is actually the model for Obamacare.

IF HE WINS He's vowed to start dismantling the Affordable Care Act on his first day. His veep choice, Rep. Paul Ryan, has a budget plan that would slash Medicare, which insures seniors and the disabled, and turn it into a voucher program.