Federal legislation would 'supercharge' Oregon's move to reduce health costs and improve outcomes
In a July health care poll, Oregonians indicated more trust in their Salem legislators than Congress. Simultaneously, Congress now contemplates giving our state exactly the freedom needed to create our own health care plan.
This summer, Elway Research of Seattle (rated A+ by FiveThirtyEight.com) asked 402 Oregon voters if they would consider a state-administered universal health care plan that converted premiums and out-of-pocket payments into taxes.
Even with the prospect of seeing their state income taxes doubled or tripled (yes, tripled), 62 percent of Oregonians wanted to hear more. This favorable majority held in each of Oregon’s five Congressional districts, indicating both rural and urban voters shared this sentiment.