WHO WE ARE
Health Care for All Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
single-payer health care reform in Oregon and the greater United States.
We are a statewide coalition of over 120 member organizations working to achieve a comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded, and high-quality health care system to serve all Oregon residents. Through grassroots activism, legislative efforts, and community education programs, HCAO aims to pass universal health care in Oregon by the 2020 legislative session.
Highlights from 2016:
- Thanks to strong activist efforts in Corvallis and Ashland, the voters in those two municipalities passed advisory measures in November 2016 supporting health care for all--in Corvallis, by 3 to 1, and in Ashland, by 4 to 1.
- The City of Portland passed a resolution calling on the “…legislature during its 2017 session to create a transparent public process for designing a system to provide timely access to comprehensive health care for all Oregon residents.” Our local chapters and member organizations have been spearheading these efforts.
- The statewide tour by Richard Masters, businessman and creator of the film “Fix It,” was a huge success. It attracted large audiences of business owners and civic clubs in Portland, Salem, Silverton, Corvallis, Medford and Ashland. “Fix It” screenings are now being scheduled for other parts of the state including Eastern Oregon.
- HCAO is awaiting delivery of the study our legislature commissioned from the RAND Corporation that compares various financing methods (including single-payer) to bring comprehensive, equitable health care access to everyone in Oregon. Our legislative strategy will build on the results of the study.
- As part of our strategy of going to the ballot in 2020, we are preparing to introduce and support legislation in the 2017 legislative session.
- Our growing coalition has reached nearly 120 member organizations including unions, businesses, faith-based organizations and community groups.