Most important issue of 2018: Climate change or healthcare? | The Tylt

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Most important issue of 2018: Climate change or healthcare?
A festive crown for the winner
#ClimateChangeFirst
#PutHealthcareFirst

It's an election year, and that means politicians across the country will tell us where they stand on the issues and why. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want Tylters to tell us which issues matter most to them. EPA Chief Scott Pruitt won't acknowledge climate change is real despite scientific consensus, but Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare shot healthcare to the top of the list for many. Which issue matters most to you?

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Most important issue of 2018: Climate change or healthcare?
#ClimateChangeFirst
#PutHealthcareFirst

Ahead of the 2018 midterms, we want Tylters to tell us where they stand on the most important issues of our time. Whether it's healthcare, immigration, climate change or gun control, we want to know which issues are the most important to you.

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#ClimateChangeFirst

Climate change is an issue we must deal with right away, and with the EPA under the control of climate science-denier Scott Pruitt, things have only gotten worse. Voters should demand their representatives making climate change their number one priority going into the 2018 midterms, because if we don't have a planet to live on, literally nothing else matters.

As James Stavridis argues in Bloomberg, ignoring climate change has a myriad of consequences from drought to rising sea levels to wars as water becomes more scarce.

What makes climate change so pernicious is that while the effects will only become catastrophic far down the road, the only opportunity to fix the problem rests in the present. In other words, waiting “to be sure climate change is real” condemns us to a highly insecure future if we make the wrong bet.
We need to acknowledge the problem. The vast weight of scientific data supports the view that climate change and global warming are real, with immediate effects that will only grow with time.

America can't afford to ignore reality any longer. Climate change is the most important issue of 2018.

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#PutHealthcareFirst

Republican efforts to take Obamacare away from millions of people shot healthcare to the top of the list for many. The fact that we are consistently ranked last in healthcare among developed nations despite spending more than any other country is absurd.

The United States has much room for improvement when it comes to healthcare, experts said. “The U.S. spends more on healthcare, but we don’t have the same health outcomes [as other countries],” said Cynthia Cox, associate director at Kaiser Family Foundation... Viewed from a global perspective, the current U.S. healthcare impasse underscores just how poor health outcomes for people in the United States are when compared with other countries.

Voters should demand their representatives make healthcare a top priority. Nobody should have to die because they can't afford to pay their medical bills. Healthcare is the most important issue of our time.

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Most important issue of 2018: Climate change or healthcare?
A festive crown for the winner
#ClimateChangeFirst
#PutHealthcareFirst