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While the word "election" is being thrown around constantly, it's mostly used to refer to the whole president thing. But, as John Oliver reminded us last night, there are elections that are not a full life cycle of a hamster away. Many states will go to the polls for gubernatorial and legislative elections tomorrow, and there are actual lives at stake. Four states will vote for governors whose platforms are either for or against Medicaid expansion, which is literally a matter of life or death. This is crucial, because as Oliver says, "Healthcare is like a pair of gym shorts: even if it covers 'nearly all' of what it's supposed to, you're still left with some problematic gaps and terrible things can happen." 

Sources: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver