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Measure 101 Town Hall w/ Sen’s Manning & Beyer and Rep Fahey
January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
On January 23 Oregonians will vote on Ballot Measure 101. The failure of this measure directly threatens Oregon’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Measure 101 asks voters whether to move forward with a previously legislated medical provider assessment (an assessment already present in 49 other states). The funds raised from this assessment are necessary to receive around $5 billion in Federal matching dollars. These funds are crucial to the delivery of healthcare in our state. If Measure 101 fails, 350,000 Oregonians (primarily, children, the disabled and the elderly) will immediately lose coverage. An additional 210,000 could see their premiums rise, and 37,000 private sector jobs could be lost.
Before the vote there needs to be a thorough public discussion. How will this impact our communities? Are we really fixing health care by diminishing access and making it more expensive? Please join us, Senators Manning and Beyer, and Representative Fahey as we come together to discuss these questions and more.