Oregon is a leader in health care. Today, 95 percent of Oregonians have healthcare and soon all children will have access to coverage. During the 2017 legislative session, leaders passed the landmark Healthcare Protections Bill to safeguard healthcare for 375,000 low-income Oregonians and reduce premiums for another 220,000.
But there are looming threats both at the national level and here in Oregon. Trump and the national GOP are still intent on repealing the Affordable Care Act, despite not having a viable plan to maintain coverage for millions of Americans. Meanwhile, the local GOP has taken a page out of Trump’s playbook and is attempting to rollback the Healthcare Protections Bill — taking away healthcare from Oregonians and driving up premiums.
It’s time to stand up and protect healthcare in Oregon.