Any presidential election has the potential to have enormous impact on the country's healthcare system, and once again this year much hangs in the balance.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate, supports creating a public option and lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 60. Both proposals are opposed by hospital lobbies, as they would be likely to lower overall payments to providers.
President Donald Trump, if re-elected, would likely continue efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act if the now conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court doesn't scrap it entirely.
However, if Biden wins and Democrats manage to gain control of the Senate, they could save the ACA from that fate and shore it up further.
Although record numbers of voters have cast their ballot ahead of Election Day this year, many will head to the polls Tuesday to make their choice known. Healthcare will be top of mind for many — a Gallup poll from last month found that 80% of voters said healthcare issues were important to them.
Here's a look at Healthcare Dive's coverage of this year's election season.