Latest True Fact-checks on John Kitzhaber John Kitzhaber stated on October 20, 2014 in a campaign debate: "Ninety-five percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, tens of thousands for the very first time." John Kitzhaber stated on January 14, 2013 in his State of the State Address.: Says "in this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone." John Kitzhaber stated on January 14, 2013 in in State of the State speech: "It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison." John Kitzhaber stated on December 3, 2012 in a speech.: Says that in 2011, Oregon had "the second fastest growing economy in the nation."