Rachna Shah
Aug 16, 2018

When it comes to money in politics, what is your primary concern right now?

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Levi Cannon
Aug 17, 2018

My primary concern with money in politics has to do with healthcare. The US has the most expensive healthcare system in the world, but we have the 37th best healthcare system. That is because our healthcare system was created with the intention of creating profit, not giving good care. Healthcare companies immensely contribute to the campaigns of US politicians, and in exchange the politicians work to keep our healthcare system the same. Our current system is hurting the American people, but congress will try to minimize the change to protect their corporate donors.

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