The most polarizing election that I can remember is finally here. It's certainly captured my attention like no other. (I've frequently woken up in the middle of the night to check the polls.) Obamacare is up for grabs but how else the election might affect ME/CFS or FM is unclear. This post asks how you think the winner of the election might affect funding or support for these illnesses or your healthcare coverage, and finally, on this one day of the year, it asks who you voted for. (One thing to keep in mind is that NIH funding is one of the few issues that gets bipartisan support.) Finally, since the election is soo heated and so much is at stake - what will you do to try to limit its effects if the candidate you want to win doesn't get elected? Possible Effects on ME/CFS and FM Hillary Clinton Wants to preserve Obamacare Would probably preserve NIH funding Could keep Francis Collins - ME/CFS supporter - as NIH Director ???? Donald Trump Intends to dump Obamacare Effect on NIH funding unknown; since several analyses suggest his economic policies, if enacted, could, however, balloon the deficit, requiring reductions in spending elsewhere May bring in another NIH director ???? Please keep comments focused on healthcare matters.