Elections Matter: Kentucky and Virginia May Decide Medicaid Expansion on Tuesday

The health care for hundreds of thousands of Americans is on the ballot on Tuesday in Virginia and Kentucky. Comedian John Oliver reminds us of this stark fact in his HBO show Last Week Tonight, where he details the “Medicaid Gap” and how state legislative races could allow Virginia to expand coverage… and how a Republican taking over control of the Governor’s mansion in Kentucky could reverse the progress in the state which had the most successful drop in the number of uninsured.

The clip is worth watching, as are the results on Tuesday evening: