Election Day

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Across the Midwest, health care has emerged as one of the year’s biggest campaign flash points — in races from U.S. Senate to state attorney general.

Running Down What Health Care Questions Passed, Failed In The States

Nov 9, 2016
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It’s been a tumultuous presidential campaign, with the outcome billed as a “change” election and health care high on the to-do list. On the state level, voters’ decisions on a slew of state ballot initiatives add this focus with action on a range of hot-button health care issues — from efforts to control drug costs and expand access to care to a variety of public health measures.

The Difference Between Clinton And Trump On Health Care

Nov 8, 2016
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The outcome of the 2016 presidential election will determine how much people have to pay for health insurance, and whether they will have coverage in the coming years. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have both released plans addressing the Affordable Care Act, rising premiums, and states that have not expanded Medicaid.

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People find themselves in all kinds of unexpected situations on or leading up to Election Day — including ending up in the hospital.

Nearly half of elderly non-voters say health problems kept them from voting in the past, according to Bloomberg. But being in the hospital shouldn’t keep you from voting. People that are hospitalized in many states can cast absentee ballots from their hospital beds, including in Massachusetts, Ohio, Virginia and California.

Election Day: The Saddest Day Of The Year?

Nov 5, 2014
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Election Day is difficult for many political candidates. But it’s no picnic for their supporters either.

A new study co-authored by a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis shows just how tough election days can be.