Oregonians benefit when universal health care is achieved.
The critical step toward achieving universal care in Oregon is funding HB 3260 – the bill authorizing the Oregon Health Authority to study Oregon’s health care financing options.
All options must result in cost-effective health care to every Oregonian.
All options must reduce the health care burden Oregon’s families.
All options must respect employers attempting to keep employees healthy and productive.
Why study health care financing in Oregon now?
The study’s findings will provide the critical data needed to motivate both legislators and voters to take action towards achieving universal health care.
Impartial information is critical. HB 3260 prevents contributors from influencing the results of the study.
Two states passed legislation establishing universal health care: California and Vermont (The California plan was twice vetoed by its governor). In each state, their legislature required a financing study before taking action. Studies were pivotal in the fight for universal health care. Oregon needs this study.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not address the needs of Oregon’s families: The ACA will not reduce health care costs, medical bankruptcies, or deaths from treatable diseases.
The Affordable Care Act does not address the needs of Oregon’s businesses:
It will not remove the obligation of employers to manage health care benefits.
It will not keep health care costs predictable and consistent.
It will not make benefits independent of labor-management contracts.
It will not establish similar benefits among all businesses.
It will not establish similar costs among all businesses..
Private funds are needed to make this study happen.
Oregon will not progress to universal cost-effective health care without this study. Contributing to the HB 3260 study is one of the best possible investments in Oregon’s economic, social, business, and public health future.
Index of HB 3260 study pages:
- Main Page for HB 3260 Study
- Summary of the HB 3260 study
- Frequently Asked Questions about the HB 3260 study
- Learn why the HB 3260 study is important for Oregon and the nation
- Read the complete text of the HB 3260 study
- Learn more about the Health Care for All Oregon Education Fund
- For questions and comments about this study and universal health care please contact info[at]oregonstudy.org.