universal coverage

Despite Supermajority, Democrats Split On Bold Health Care Reform

This article is for premium subscribers. Please sign up here for a tax-deductible subscription. 

If you're a premium subscriber, sign in below. 

SALEM – In early April, as the Oregon legislative session neared its halfway point, residents across the state filled a hearing room to implore the Senate Committee on Health Care to pass Senate Bill 770 and pave the way for universal health care in Oregon.

Legislative Task Force Proposes Steps Towards Universal Health Care Coverage

This article is for premium subscribers. Please sign up here for a tax-deductible subscription. 

If you're a premium subscriber, sign in below. 

The group, which has been meeting since January, acknowledged that Oregon is not likely to adopt universal care anytime soon but it pointed towards that goal by offering initial steps.

Creating a “universal” state-run health care insurance system in Oregon is a monumental task and it’s unclear whether a majority of Oregonians even favor such a radical change, but a legislative work group this week offered some baby steps for the 2019 Legislature to consider.

Subscribe to universal coverage