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Old 10-30-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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We'll wait until Washington does it and see how it goes...............
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Hahahaha - Sure, a fringe group meeting in an upstairs room in a suburb means it is a done deal.
If you would have read the second link, you would have seen that this is already something proposed in the state legislature and could begin studying the creation of single payer option shortly after it goes into effect in Vermont. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes into effect within the next 5 years. Oregon is already set up to switch over to single payer option fairly easy.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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If you would have read the second link, you would have seen that this is already something proposed in the state legislature and could begin studying the creation of single payer option shortly after it goes into effect in Vermont.
If I'm reading this correctly, the bill proposing the study was passed and signed into law by the governor and went into effect two months ago...am I missing something? The study is going forward, correct? I don't think you even need to say "could begin studying" anymore.

(source: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/201...verview/HB3260)
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If I'm reading this correctly, the bill proposing the study was passed and signed into law by the governor and went into effect two months ago...am I missing something? The study is going forward, correct? I don't think you even need to say "could begin studying" anymore.

(source: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/201...verview/HB3260)
Oh that is good news, I must have missed that they actually started study on this.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:53 AM
 
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Oh that is good news, I must have missed that they actually started study on this.
Confirmed, I looked at some more recent news and found a bunch of verified reports about it. Here's an excerpt from the one I felt had the most useful and detailed coverage:

"The study called for in HB 3260 will look at four systems – single-payer; a full roll out of the Affordable Care Act with the Cover Oregon exchange, a Basic Health Plan option for low-income families ineligible for Medicaid; with a public option sold on the exchange; and a system offering families a private insurance plan with just the essential health benefits.

Families and individuals eligible for federal subsidies on the exchange would get care without cost-sharing, while those above that income level would be required to make co-payments and pay deductibles, under the last scenario, which was pitched by former Sen. Frank Morse, R-Albany."


(source: House Passes Bill to Study Universal Healthcare in Oregon | The Lund Report)
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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.......... If a sales tax were enacted the income tax would come down; it would be politically impossible otherwise.

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That is much too optimistic. If you give a politician more money, he never returns money to the taxpayer; he simply spends more money, then goes back to look for more.

The politicians might promise to reduce taxes elsewhere, but only a fool would believe them.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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It infuriates me that people are against this. Having slightly higher taxes for a universal health care system benefits everyone (particularly the most vulnerable) and accepted as the norm in every other industrialized country in the world. Hope it happens soon.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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It infuriates me that people are against this. Having slightly higher taxes for a universal health care system benefits everyone (particularly the most vulnerable) and accepted as the norm in every other industrialized country in the world. Hope it happens soon.
it is coming, the sooner the better
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Houston
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That is such a super idea. If I could get a little help with my rent too. I might just move back to Oregon.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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If I could get a little help with my rent too.
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