Passage of Ballot Measure 101 will protect healthcare coverage for one in four Oregonians including 400,000 kids according to supporters of the measure. Measure 101 creates a fee on insurance companies, hospitals and managed care organizations to make basic healthcare affordable and accessible to every Oregonian. Close to 200 organizations support the measure including major healthcare systems such as Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Providence Health Systems and CareOregon.
“Oregonians vote in January and we want to get the word out as soon as possible,” said Tom Hering, the Alliance’s co-chair for Advocacy. “If this measure fails, funding for Medicaid is predicted to be cut between $210 and $320 million dollars. Vulnerable Oregonians including children, seniors and people with disabilities face losing healthcare benefits or coverage altogether.”
For more information on Measure 101, go to http://yesforhealthcare.org/supporters.