Capsules: Health Care Issues On The Ballot: The Final Tally; State Political Shifts Likely To Affect Health Law

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jenny Gold reports on ballot measures: "The rich variety of health issues at stake in Tuesday's election included the federal health law, abortion, medical marijuana and more" (Gold, 11/7).

Also on Capsules, Phil Galewitz writes about the election's effect on state governments: "In a power shift that could affect how the federal health law is carried out, Democrats took complete control of five additional state legislatures on Tuesday, while Republicans added a governorship and control of three additional state legislatures. All told, Republicans will have 30 governors and control 24 state legislatures next year, compared to 19 Democratic governors and 18 Democratic-controlled legislatures. The rest are split or tied" (Galewitz, 11/7). Check out what else is on the blog



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