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Issue Position: Healthcare

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Kids deserve health care and parents ought to be able to take their kids to a doctor. That's why I helped pass landmark reforms aimed at covering kids and the uninsured, and containing the rampant escalation in the cost of health care. These reforms will begin to mend our broken health care system.

Our plan covers an additional 80,000 Oregon kids and an additional 35,000 low-income adults. Increased coverage for the previously uninsured means lower costs for those who already have insurance.

The reform package we passed makes government lean and efficient by cutting red tape and consolidating agency functions in one central location.

Our plan is a win-win for everyone. We are giving pregnant women, people with disabilities, low-income adults, and foster-care kids and all Oregon children access to health care.


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