Statements about Health Care

Oregon’s "three largest employers, and 13 of the top 25, are health care providers."

"400,000 Oregonians have gained access to health care" through the Affordable Care Act.

"Jeff Merkley was the deciding vote on Obamacare, which in Oregon has been an unmitigated disaster."

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 indoor workers get "less UV than outdoor workers, but they get more melanomas."

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.

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: