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Oregon hospitals spend big on campaign to pass health care taxes

Oregon's hospitals are the largest campaign contributor in the fight over taxes on insurance policies and hospitals to fund the state's Medicaid program. Their war chest, bolstered by money from unions and the Providence medical network, has enabled the ... read more

Oregon Measure 101: What You Need To Know

Oregon voters have until 8 p.m ... states use these kinds of assessments to pay for health care for poorer people. And they say hospitals and insurance companies are not going to let the new taxes be spent on anything other than Medicaid expansion. read more

State: Health care and taxes will be big ballot box issues

mirroring the big recent fights at the federal level about the Affordable Care Act and federal tax policy. The January special election on Ballot Measure 101’s new Oregon taxes on hospitals and certain health insurance plans to pay for Oregon’s ... read more

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Debate heats up surrounding Oregon Meas. 101 on hospital, healthcare provider tax

Oregon voters will be deciding on Measure 101 this January; a bill that would repeal a tax on health care providers ... insurance companies can pass the tax to them. Parish also says the money raised from the taxes can be spent on things other than healthcare. read more

Editorials from around Oregon

The provisions in Measure 101 - a 0.7 percent tax on hospitals and a 1.5 percent tax on select health-care premiums - are, without question, taxes ... get a pass because they emit a lot of carbon and might decide to pick up and leave Oregon because ... read more

Athletes hope power leagues pass medical coverage extension

Ricci and a men's soccer player at Oregon State also kicked off an awareness campaign ... as physical health." And if the legislation passes Friday, athletes leaving campus could find they'll have more coverage for both. "Any way to take care of the ... read more

Transcript of KTVZ's Measure 101 debate

On Jan. 23rd, your votes will be tallied to decide whether an assessment on hospitals and other health care entities should remain in place as approved by lawmakers, or not. We'll spend the next ... have to money to write big campaign checks. read more

Oregon Measure 101: How Did We Get Here?

And those hospitals ... spent on anything, not just health care. “Those taxes don’t have to go back to Medicaid," Parrish said. "So essentially it’s a backdoor way to fund other general fund priorities.” Parrish said she simply doesn’t trust the ... read more

Beyond Obamacare: Health Care As A Human Right

She noted that she was initially surprised to see Act 48 pass after previous failed ... In addition to Maine, there are similar “health care as a human right” campaigns growing in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and New York. Just as Marchenkova ... read more

Measure 97: Oregon's salvation or peril?

Backers say the measure will provide sorely needed revenue to fund education, health care and senior ... prices to cover their taxes. "Oregon would see little to no adjustments in price," Kellenbeck said. "For the really big, big corporations and ... read more

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