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Healthcare waits to ignite as campaign issue

AP/Yahoo News, May 5, 2008
Although healthcare reform ranks as the second-biggest domestic issue after the economy in most national opinion polls, it will compete with the Iraq war, taxes, high gas prices and other topics for a prime-time spot in the campaign for the presidential election. Nearly two decades of healthcare debate has made little headway toward finding a consensus approach, and the issue has not been a key factor in a presidential election since Hillary Clinton led a reform effort in 1994.