Capsules: Health Issues On The Ballot In The States; Petition Calls For Hurricane Sandy First Responder Health Benefits

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, NPR member station reporters working with KHN offer an examination of ballot issues in the states: "Sprinkled throughout ballots across the country are state initiatives that run the gamut from education to animal rights to marriage. And health care is well-represented, too. The National Conference of State Legislatures labels health a 'key issue' in this cycle's roundup of state ballot questions" (11/5).

Also on Capsules, Ankita Rao reports on Hurricane Sandy first responders' health benefits: "From leading evacuees through flooded streets to carrying a family pet out of a collapsing home, first responders have been dubbed the heroes of Hurricane Sandy. But not all of them had health benefits as they headed into the disaster zones this week" (Rao, 11/3). Check out what else is on the blog.

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