For the healthcare, read this article http://moneymorning.com/2012/09/10/r...in-either-way/
I think it addresses your question.
For energy, I think you can be the judge of that. That's why your vote is up for grabs. You're voting on the issues that matter most to you, because you won't get everything you want in one candidate. If you think the governments investment in sustainable energy is important then you know that the candidate that doesn't agree with you on that issue has less of a chance getting your vote.
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