In race after race around the country, health care took center stage. Congressional candidates fought over drug prices and Obamacare. Gubernatorial contenders sparred over whether and how to expand Medicaid. And through state ballot measures, voters faced decisions about abortion, medical marijuana, and soda and tobacco taxes.
About 40 percent of Americans said health care was the biggest issue informing their vote this year, according to CNN exit polls.
In the Associated Press exit polls, health care was also the top issue on voters’ minds; 26 percent listed it as the most important issue facing the country.