Speech to Text for Measure 101
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it's your voice and your vote. next month, you're voting on a big health care measure for oregonians. measure 101 adds a tax on hospitals and insurance companies to fund medicaid. supporters say that if measure 101 fails, oregon would lose up to 5 billion in federal funds. happening today, voter pamphlets for measure 101 are being mailed out to you. the special election is january 23rd. a "yes" vote ensures health insurance for 400-thousand children. this is according to supporters. those supporters also say 95 percent of oregonians will have access to healthcare if measure 101 passes. and they claim premiums will lower for 210-thouand oregonians. find out what opponents say at 5:30 there's a town hall coming up about measure 101. organizers say they will be holding a public meeting with local political representatives to address the concerns and impacts if this measure fails. it will be at the : viking sal senior center in junction city january 4th starting at 6 p-m. and just as a reminder the last day to register to vote is january 2nd. we'll ask congressman peter defazio today about whether he supports measure 101. defazio is stopping by kezi nine news this afternoon. we're also asking the congressman about train safety after the train crash in washington. plus, the g-o-p tax plan. plan to hear from him starting at 4 this afternoon.