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Despite Supermajority, Democrats Split On Bold Health Care Reform

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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.

Bills Look At Expanding Oregon’s Medicaid Model By Allowing Buy-Ins

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Oregon lawmakers are taking several stabs this session at increasing health insurance coverage in the state.

Legislative Task Force Proposes Steps Towards Universal Health Care Coverage

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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.

Can an Oregon Sales Tax Fix Healthcare?

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A longtime lobbyist’s run for governor never got off the ground, but will his ideas for healthcare?
June 16, 2010 -- John DiLorenzo thinks Oregonians should pay a sales tax to pay for basic health insurance. In recent weeks, the well-known Salem lobbyist and Portland attorney announced a possible run for Governor as an independent, and then this week said he’s decided not to run.
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