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Oregonians might be ripe for statewide tax-funded universal health care, but it’s going to take political creativity and backbone for change to occur.
That was the message Tuesday from an Oregon Health Forum panel at Multnomah Athletic Club in Southwest Portland.
The need for the U.S. to fix its broken health system by providing universal care is a topic that has come up again this election cycle, with many politicians and constituents calling for health care reform.
Single-payer advocates came to the Capitol on Monday to air their passions on behalf of a bill that’s not going anywhere. But a pair of efforts on the horizon may bolster their ideas for replacing private health insurance with a single-payer health plan for everyone.