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[Editorial] America decides

The vitriolic and personal 2016 US presidential campaign, in which the individuals rather than the issues have too often been the subject of debates and media coverage, draws to a close on Nov 8 when Americans go to the polls to select their new leader. In such a toxic atmosphere, it has been difficult at times to compare the candidates’ policies on health care and public and global health. What is clear is that Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton offer strikingly different visions and philosophies for the future of health in America, ones in which Barack Obama’s progressive ideology will either be continued or be abandoned.