Big changes for Oregon's healthcare system with Measure 101

Oregon voter pamphlets for Measure 101 are being mailed Wednesday for the special election on January 23rd. Measure 101 would add a tax on hospitals and insurance companies to fund Medicaid.

Posted: Dec 27, 2017 8:18 AM
Updated: Dec 27, 2017 8:45 AM

OREGON -- Voters statewide will begin getting pamphlets in the mail Wednesday December 27th.

The pamplets are to help you learn more about Measure 101, which you'll be voting on in the January special election. That election is January 23, 2018.  

Measure 101 would add a tax to hospitals and insurance companies. The money raised would go to fund Medicaid for Oregonians. 

According to supporters, a "yes" vote ensures health insurance for 400,000 children. They also said 95% of Oregonians will have access to healthcare if Measure 101 passes. Another reason they give to support Measure 101, is that it reportedly would lower health insurance premiums for 210,000 Oregonians. Plus consider this warning from supporters- they caution that Oregon could lose up to $5 billion in federal funds if Measure 101 fails. 

Measure 101 isn't getting complete support. In fact, Roseburg State Representative Cedric Hayden wants you to vote "no." On Hayden's Facebook page, he called it an "inequitable tax," saying there's not enough accountability. He also claimed Measure 101 is unsustainable. 

After Measure 101 pamphlets are mailed out, next will come the ballots. Plan to find those in your mailboxes between January 3rd-9th. 

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