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Letter: Vote yes on Measure 101

Juanita Price re health care

Published on December 14, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on December 15, 2017 9:50AM

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.

Juanita Price



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