Wednesday, November 7, 2012

State-Level Election Results

Kaiser Health News summarizes the results of some state-level health care ballot measures from last night.

For example, 4 states (Alabama, Florida, Montana and Wyoming) had ballot measures to invalidate the "individual mandate".

Result: "While three of these provisions passed (in Alabama, Wyoming and Montana) states can’t override federal law: citizens of those states will still be subject to the mandate."

Also: "Missouri voters approved Proposition E, which prohibits state officials from creating a health insurance exchange. Missouri joins eight other states that have already decided not to create a state exchange".

(Click through to the full text for more information on other measures, including assisted suicide in MA, and various abortion and marijuana initiatives.)