Party Resolutions

Resolution 2017-015: In Support of Oregon’s Healthcare Protections Bill

Sponsored by: Tanya Shively Approved: 10/11/2017


Whereas the 2017 Oregon Legislature passed the bipartisan Healthcare Protections Bill (HB 2391); and
Whereas the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO) Platform supports basic healthcare as a human right; and
Whereas 95% of Oregonians and 100% of children currently have access to healthcare in large part because of Medicaid Expansion; and
Whereas the bipartisan Healthcare Protections Bill provides funding to maintain healthcare expansion and obtain matching federal funds; and
Whereas provider assessments are used by 49 states to fund Medicaid, and have the support of healthcare providers and insurers throughout Oregon; and
Whereas without the Healthcare Protections Bill, Oregon could lose up to $320 million in state revenue, and more than $1.3 billion in federal revenue for providing healthcare, resulting in upwards of 350,000 low-income and working Oregonians losing their healthcare; and 
Whereas Republican- and extremist-backed efforts have succeeded in qualifying a Referendum vote on major parts of the Healthcare Protections Bill for  a January 2018 Special Election; and
Whereas a YES vote on the Referendum will affirm support for the Healthcare Protections Bill; be it therefore
Resolved that the Democratic Party of Oregon strongly endorses a YES vote on Referendum 301 on January 23, 2018.

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