By Jill Winsor
Neighborhood Partnerships has endorsed Measure 101 because we believe that all Oregonians should have access to health care. Access to affordable health care means we can take care of ourselves and our families.
Access to affordable health care also means we don’t have to choose between seeing the doctor, and paying rent or a mortgage. It also means we don’t have to put our other assets at risk such as our retirement or emergency savings. Having access to affordable health care helps our friends and neighbors pay rent on time and keep the lights turned on.
We have the opportunity to vote YES on Measure 101 this January. Here are four things you need to know today about Measure 101!
- Neighborhood Partnerships has joined over 100 groups across the state in endorsing Measure 101. This coalition includes doctors, nurses, healthcare advocates, hospitals and local businesses, non-profit organizations, and people like YOU!
- One in four Oregonians depends on the Oregon Health Plan. Measure 101 guarantees that our friends and neighbors who rely on the Oregon Health Plan won’t lose their coverage.
- Almost half of all Oregon children rely on the Oregon Health Plan to grow up healthy. With Measure 101, families don’t have to worry that their children could lose their coverage.
- Measure 101 stabilizes insurance marketplaces and premiums. It will save middle-class families that buy their own insurance an average of $300 a month in insurance premiums.
We know that affordable health care is important to all of us. We hope you’ll join us in voting YES on Measure 101 for health care this January. To find out more about what’s happening, please take a second to follow the campaign on Facebook so you can keep up to date with the fight for accessible and affordable health care.