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Health care's role in yesterday's elections

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How much did health care matter in yesterday's elections? Politico's Jennifer Haberkorn tackled that question this morning, noting that:

Voters identified health care as the second most important driving force in the elections, behind the economy, in an exit poll conducted by Edison Research for the AP and other news organizations. Sixty-two percent of voters identified the economy and 19 percent identified health care.

About half - 48 percent - of voters want the health care law repealed. Another 31 percent said it should be expanded and 16 percent want it left in place as is.

Haberkorn also outlined how having voted against health reform appeared to help numerous Democrats keep their seats, and how many Republicans are calling the election a mandate to repeal the health law. We could be in for an interesting ride...

Via Health Blog
Previously: Happy (half) birthday, health reform law and The health-care law: Still confused? Join the crowd
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