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Health Care for All Oregon is a grassroots coalition of over 100 organizations that are determined to create a better way of financing health care for every person who lives or works in Oregon.  Our mission is to provide publicly funded, privately delivered, high quality, affordable, universal health care to everyone. People will be free to choose their medical provider to give them the care that they need, free to choose their career, job, and time of retirement independent of health care costs.  We believe that health care is a human right.  The care we receive should not be dependent on what we can afford.  It is time we joined the rest of the free world and provided ourselves with publicly funded health care just like we do for education, libraries, fire fighters, and police.

Trade Policy and Access to Medicine

by Arthur Stamoulis
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

The TPP’s Threats to Public Health 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade and investment pact currently under negotiation between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.  It is also specifically intended as a “docking agreement” that other countries would join over time, with Japan, Korea, China and others already expressing some interest.  U.S. negotiators are pushing to complete the TPP as soon as possible. 

NEGOTIATIONS ARE HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON PUBLIC HEALTH

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