Health Care for All, right, NOW?
The Central Oregon Coast chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will host a presentation by Health Care for All-Oregon (HCAO), on Tuesday, July 25,at 6 p.m., at the Newport High School Library, 322 NE Eads Street. Dr. Bruce Thompson, a representative of HCAO, will discuss Oregon’s progress toward a universal health care system. Americans currently spend more per person on health care than any other country, and yet our medical outcomes are among the worst. Many families have experienced complete financial ruin due to medical costs. HCAO argues that a system that encompasses values such as universality, equity, accountability, transparency, participation, and the public good, and that is publicly funded, will result in a comprehensive, high-quality health care system that will improve medical outcomes.
Come learn more about HCAO and catch up on what the Central Oregon Coast chapter of NOW has been up to. To learn more, visit our website.
--Trina Kosydar for Central Oregon Coast NOW
You’ve probably heard by now that Oregon leaders protected healthcare for 375,000 low-income Oregonians and reduced premiums for 220,000 more by passing the Healthcare Protections Bill during the legislative session. While Trump and the national GOP are doing everything they can to take healthcare away from families, Oregon leaders have gone a different direction.
But the Oregon GOP is now working to undo all this progress. Rep. Parrish and fellow Oregon Republicans have launched Referendum 301 in an attempt to bring Trump-style healthcare cuts to Oregon. If successful, 375,000 Oregonians would lose their healthcare and 220,000 more would see their premiums rise.
Parrish and the Oregon GOP have 84 days left to qualify this referendum and we have to stop them. A series of healthcare focused town halls are scheduled for the end of July, and we need you to join us! These town halls are crucial to ensuring that healthcare opponents don’t succeed. Please fill out this RSVP form to indicate which town hall you will be attending!
Bend: Monday, July 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes Public Library, Brooks Room (601 NW Wall St.)
Hood River: Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Hood River Armory (1590 12th St.)
Ashland: Wednesday, July 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library (410 Siskiyou Blvd.)
West Linn: Tuesday August 1 from 6:30-8:30 at the West Linn Adult Community Center, Maple Room (1180 Rosemont Rd.)
Together, we can protect healthcare access in Oregon. We look forward to seeing you there!
Click Here to register and RSVP.