Oregon is a model for quality care that is also efficient, but right now our state is penalized under the current system. The health care system must be restructured to reward efficiency and encourage preventative care so we can achieve the best possible health outcomes. Better coordination of services, along with investing our health care dollars more strategically, will lead to cost savings for our taxpayers and far healthier Americans.
Congressman Blumenauer was proud to vote for historic health care reform legislation. This new law will improve access, quality, and affordability of health care for all Americans, while protecting your right to choose your own doctor and health plan.
Learn more about your health care options at HealthCare.gov. This site will be regularly updated as the new health reform takes effect, putting more tools and resources in consumers' hands.
Oregon is leading the way to improve the quality, equity and effectiveness of health care at the local level. It is this kind of local problem-solving, collaborating, and consensus building that will ultimately make the most impact in transforming our "sick-care" system to one that proactively promotes health and wellness.
He will continue to support these local efforts and champion Oregon initiatives at the federal level.
Updated July 29, 2011