November 13, 2020
Health on the Ballot: Public Health Election Outcomes
The U.S. presidential election can have a large effect on American health care, both through the priorities of each candidate and through specific ballot initiatives. This year, many state ballots included measures related to public health and community wellness. Public safety and police reform were up for a vote in multiple states, as was medical marijuana. Many states also presented measures to improve public transportation systems, as improving transportation is one way to encourage a healthy community and reduce health care costs. Both “red” and “blue” states voted in favor of many public health measures, signaling the importance of these topics to voters regardless of party affiliation. Learn which health-related ballot measures ultimately passed…
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