Oregon Center for Public Policy
Oregon families that fall on hard times get far less cash assistance today than they did decades ago. Children in Oregon’s poorest families live in precarious situations, at risk of becoming homeless and facing great obstacles in their efforts to get ahead.
Men more than women. Communities of color typically more than whites. Malheur County residents more than Polk County residents.
Low-income Oregonians are expected to make up the bulk of the state’s population who still won’t have health insurance despite the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that they do so. Getting them covered is a priority for the goal of health insurance for all Oregonians.
February 7, 2013 -- Is Oregon making progress in extending health coverage to all its people?
OCPP's latest fact sheet illustrates, among other things,
June 28, 2012 -- The Supreme Court decision is a victory for all Oregonians. Oregon can continue to move forward with confidence with its plans to reach 440,000 uninsured Oregonians mainly through the Oregon Health Plan and a new health insurance exchange for individuals and small businesses.
The Affordable Care Act is a promise to Americans and Oregonians that we're all in this together. After today's ruling, we remain together.