Statements about Health Care
Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law."
"For the cost of $5 vanilla soy latte a day, you can get a sweet health insurance plan to match."
On whether people can keep their insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
Says "At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment" under Affordable Care Act.
Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."
Says, "Statistics indicate that one in eight children, and one in 18 adults in Oregon suffers from mental illness."
Says "under Oregon law, girls from 15 years of age and up are given complete control over whether to be sterilized or not."
Says "One-third of our healthcare dollars go to wasteful insurance billing and bureaucracy."
Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."
Says "80 percent of the health care dollars are spent by 20 percent of the population."
Says she "brought together business, labor and hospitals to give 94,000 Oregon children health care."
Says Suzanne Bonamici "supports the $500 billion cut to Medicare passed last year."
"Oregon is the only state out of the 50 states in the USA that continues to pay 100% of the medical benefits for its employees and their families."
Oregon Health Plan rations "covered procedures under certain circumstances"
Oregon families pay an extra $1,400 a year on higher insurance premiums to cover those who do not have insurance.
"No family earns too much to qualify" for Oregon Healthy Kids program.
Says Nick Kahl made it harder for many families to cover basic health care expenses.
Says "Rep. Jim Weidner proposed a bill taking away health care for 80,000 of Oregon's children."
Says Kurt Schrader voted to cut $500 billion from Medicare, threatening "thousands of Oregon seniors and their access to their current coverage."
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