Tag Archives: Health Care

My View: Protect health care for working Oregonians

The health care financing package enacted by the 2017 Legislature was a smart move. A ‘yes’ vote on Ballot Measure 101 will protect health care for hundreds of thousands of working- and middle-class Oregonians. Many more Oregonians are now able to see a doctor when they need to, compared to the situation just a few […]
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As I See It: Health care at a tipping point — Guest Opinion

I have felt proud of spending so much of my life helping others find a better life for themselves, as part of the system of higher education. But now I live in fear. Fear for our graduates and fear for the future of higher education. The reason is the devastating effects on the world of […]
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Editorial: Vote no on health care tax

Keep this in mind: If you want to say no to a tax on hospitals, coordinated care organizations, the Public Employees Benefits Board and health insurers, vote no on Measure 101 come January. Voters need to recognize just what Measure 101 would get rid of: a tax on revenue from patients and clients that will, […]
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Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax

Oregonians will be voting on a tax on hospital and health insurance companies next January. The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office announced Monday that opponents of the tax had successfully gathered enough valid signatures to force a vote. It means that all registered voters in Oregon will receive a ballot in early January for a rare […]
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 Health care tax referendum going to voters Jan. 23

A referendum asking Oregon voters to decide the fate of portions of the 2017 Legislature’s health care tax law will be on the January ballot, the Secretary of State’s office announced Monday. Source: Statesman Journal: Salem news, sports, entertainment. Serving Salem, Oregon.

Oregon voters will decide whether to overturn $340 million in health care taxes

An effort to overturn part of Oregon’s $550 million health care tax plan qualified for the ballot on Monday, which means voters will decide whether to keep the taxes in a Jan. 23 special election. Source: Oregon voters will decide whether to overturn $340 million in health care taxes | OregonLive.com

Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax

Oregonians will be voting on a tax on hospital and health insurance companies next January. Source: Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax . News | OPB

Overlooked By ACA: Many People Paying Full Price For Insurance ‘Getting Slammed’

Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: “Quit wrecking my health care.” Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., has the same complaint. “We’re getting slammed. We didn’t budget for this,” she said. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. […]
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What Does President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order Mean For Oregonians?

President Trump directed the Labor Department on Thursday to look at rules in the Affordable Care Act blocking the sale of “short-term limited benefit” policies. These policies don’t cover essential benefits required by the ACA, like coverage of pre-existing conditions and maternity care. The benefit for consumers is they are inexpensive. Source: What Does President […]
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Buehler Calls for Bipartisanship, Backs Partisan Referendum

A referendum from a group of Oregon House Republicans to repeal the tax funding package for Medicaid has given Rep. Knute Buehler an opening to debate the governing Democrats on healthcare, but it has infuriated the healthcare industry that relies on that funding to do business. Source: Buehler Calls for Bipartisanship, Backs Partisan Referendum | […]
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