Oregon has passed legislation that requires a plan for the implementation of a public option for health care, and requires proof of reduction of consumer costs before medical consolidations. OSPIRG applauds this and other progress state lawmakers have made for the public interest.
Cutting wasteful handouts to special interests that prop up polluting industries related to these categories will reduce pollution and free up money that can be spent on modern infrastructure investments.
An OSPIRG report revealed that 40 percent of Oregon voters have avoided treatment because of health care costs in the past year — and many have suffered worse health outcomes as a result. Now, Oregonians are ready for a change in how they get their health care and many are in favor a public option.
OSPIRG has launched Voices for Better Care, a website dedicated to those across the Beaver State who share our goal of improving the quality and value of Oregon health care. Stories shared on the site highlight common problems, such as high prescription drug costs or expensive insurance premiums, that personally affect thousands of Oregonians.
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