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But block grants face likely resistance from states, poised to lose many millions.
The number of states with laws permitting marijuana use underscores a national cultural shift toward wider acceptance of the drug, despite the federal ban and limited evidence on the public health impacts of legalization.
Republicans will likely chip away at the ACA piecemeal and say they will try to provide a soft exit.
Uninsured Californians could more than double to 7.5 million if Affordable Care Act is repealed.
Colorado’s approval of a ballot measure sets the stage for efforts in other states.
Voters across the country also considered a variety of health policy questions as they decided state ballot measures.
California tiene mucho que perder si el presidente electo Donald Trump y el Congreso liderado por republicanos cumplen con su promesa de campaña de revocar el Obamacare.
A selection of opinions and editorials from around the country.
The use of recreational pot is now legal in California, Massachusetts and Nevada. Use of the drug for medical reasons is also legalized by Arkansas, North Dakota and Florida voters.
Sugary beverages will be levied at a 2-cents per fluid ounce rate, following voter approval of ballot issue 2H. The Bay Area cities of San Francisco, Oakland and Albany will tax soda at 1 cent per ounce.
The tax is expected to raise $1.4 billion a year for health care, smoking prevention programs and research. Meanwhile, cigarette tax measures in Colorado, Missouri and North Dakota were knocked down.
The measure would have eliminated most private health insurance in the state and replace it with a taxpayer-funded cooperative known as ColoradoCare. Media outlets report on other health care related ballot initiatives out of California, Oklahoma and Nevada.
Two physicians would have to agree the person is mentally competent and has fewer than six months to live, and the person choosing to die would have to self-administer the dosage of secobarbital.
Proposition 61, which aimed to curb high prescription drug prices, looks to have been defeated after national attention and intense lobbying efforts on both sides.
The pharmaceutical industry was braced for a possible Democratic takeover. But Donald Trump might not be an ally. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical stocks are up on the news of his win.
Although to actually repeal the law, Republicans would need Democratic votes in the Senate — which is unlikely to happen — they could tear big pieces of it apart on the procedural level.
Republicans also retain control of the Senate and gain grounds in gubernatorial races. Health policy implications from the results are expected to be felt widely.
Some “must-pass” health legislation next year could give the new administration a vehicle for some proposals that might not be able to clear political or procedural hurdles on their own.
Missouri, North Dakota and Colorado voters rejects tobacco tax proposals. Oklahoma passes measures related to drug crimes and mental health services.
Voters approve Proposition 64 allowing recreational use of marijuana. The state considers 17 ballot questions, several of which are related to public health issues.