A yes vote on Measure 101 on Jan. 23 will ensure access to health care to 95 percent of Oregonians and create a state reinsurance program that reduces premiums for people who buy their own coverage.
The Oregon Legislature worked out this referral with a large group of stakeholders, including hospitals, and passed it in both houses with a 3/5th vote. A budgetary measure it will temporarily assess hospitals, insurance companies, and the Public Employees’ Benefits Board. Rural hospitals will be charged at a lower rate.
A no vote will cut funding for the Oregon Health Plan, and trigger the loss of up to $5 billion in matching federal funding.
Vote yes for health care in Oregon on Jan. 23.