Midterm elections place healthcare in the spotlight

The fight over healthcare, particularly the Affordable Care Act, is playing a major role in the US midterm elections as voters worry about spiralling costs and coverage of pre-existing conditions.

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    Candidates vying for votes in the upcoming US midterm elections are under increasing pressure to protect federal healthcare programmes that were ushered in under former President Barack Obama.

    Many voters are especially concerned about how their pre-existing conditions, like allergies, asthma and even pregnancy, will affect their access to healthcare.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Indiana, where he spoke to a self-employed couple struggling with huge healthcare bills.


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