Our legislature worked out a deal with big health care companies. They asked the companies to pay a small fee, and keep vulnerable Oregonians in the medicare system. The big health care companies agreed, they wanted to keep these patients in Medicare.
However, now this deal is on the January special election ballot as Measure 101. Its been put on the ballot by anti-tax advocates. Boy, don't you wish anti-tax people would go after something other than poor people and children's health care! They argue it is a tax not a fee. I would rather argue that the money raised is not a burden to these companies. Providence Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Legacy Health, among others, agreed to this fee, and support it.
Open your heart and support "justice, equity, and compassion in human relations". All of us should receive decent health care. A vote for Measure 101 supports our seven principles.
The Action of the Week is an opportunity to volunteer for the Yes on Measure 101 campaign. Click to volunteer in your area. The Measure will come to a vote on January 23 and many people do not know anything about it. The campaign needs your help. They have actions all over Oregon. Find one that will work for your schedule. If you want to know more about Measure 101, here is a fact sheet.
This Action of the Week is part of two Oregon UU Voice's campaigns: Human Rights and Economic Inequality. A NO vote targets the poor and vulnerable. Be sure and vote Yes.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell