Gov. Brown Signs Health Care Tax, But Possible Voter Fight Awaits

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a tax on hospitals meant to preserve health insurance and balance the state budget.

Supporters say the tax is needed to cover the rising costs of insuring hundreds of thousands of mainly low-income Oregonians.

The law is expected to raise more than $670 million in the upcoming two-year budget cycle. It’s a big part of Democratic efforts to fill what was once a $1.8 billion dollar budget hole.

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