As the year moves along, and we draw ever closer to Election Dayin November, the political discourse is heating up at a steadypace. Like the rest of you, I'm already dreading the comingonslaught of political ads.

The Republicans' latest attempt to repeal the Patient Protectionand Affordable Care Act and the subsequent veto by President Obamahave once again returned the topic of health care to the frontpages and the top of Americans' minds (not that it ever really wentaway.)

In particular, the topic of health care costs continues togenerate discussion—and concern—heading into the election.

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.