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Boulder, Colo., And Three California Cities OK Soda Tax

KHN Morning Briefing

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.

California Voters Pass $2 Cigarette Tax

KHN Morning Briefing

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.

Universal Health Care Initiative Shot Down In Colorado

KHN Morning Briefing

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.

Colorado Overwhelmingly Passes Aid-In-Dying Measure

KHN Morning Briefing

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.

Donald Trump Wins Presidency

KHN Morning Briefing

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.