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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

In Oregon, Voters Say Yes to Taxes for Health Care

"The other big message from this campaign is health care should ... The largest contributor to the campaign to pass the taxes was the association that represents Oregon hospitals. Other health care companies also spent heavily to pass the measure. read more

2018: Reading the tea leaves — 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

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

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

Exclusive: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, James Capretta on ObamaCare launch; Sen. Graham reacts to ongoing Benghazi investigation

In Oregon, 150,000. Mr. Capretta, the White House now says -- its explanation is, well, that pledge only counted until the health care law ... $34.4 million spent by McAuliffe to 19.7 million spent on behalf of Cuccinelli either by his campaign or by ... read more

For Rick Santorum, a haircut, a health bill and a return to the national fray

30, special rules that allow them to pass a proposal with 50 votes will expire, leaving them far short of the votes needed to succeed. Santorum’s plan involves turning the money spent ... the big problem with 11 million people getting health care?” read more

Power, money and the high cost of drugs

(The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that supports independent research on health care issues ... Stefanik believes adding burdensome taxes and regulations on pharmaceutical companies could pass on additional costs to consumers and discourage ... read more


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