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Jonathon Dornbush
November 02, 2015 AT 01:30 PM EST

There’s an important election coming up in the United States, but to John Oliver, it’s not the presidential one in 2016. It’s the election happening this week.

John Oliver spent the main segment of this week’s Last Week Tonight focusing on the elections happening in Mississippi, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Virginia, as well as other local elections and referendum votes. Oliver doesn’t want to focus on an election that “will have lasted the entire lifespan of a hamster,” and instead highlights the medical aid issues at stake in the Tuesday elections.

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Watch the clip above as Oliver discusses the Medicaid gap — people left in between the ability to receive Medicaid assistance but also do not make enough money to afford health insurance, and how the elections in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Virginia, could greatly affect whether there is Medicaid expansion.

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