Local Citizens Support Health Care as a Human Right

Supporters of Oregon Rural Action's Health Care Resolution filled the La Grande City Hall on January 10, 2018. They presented testimony and more than 260 signatures to Mayor Steve Clements and the City Council asking them to request Oregon Legislature bring universal health care to a vote of the people in 2020. The Council will discuss and vote on this request at their February meeting. Union County Democrats support this effort as stated in this plank of their platform:

  • We support Healthcare as a Human Right -- It is a moral outrage for a country as wealthy as ours to leave 60 million people with no reliable access to health care and tens of millions more with inadequate or overly expensive coverage. In addition, despite spending nearly twice as much as other developed nations on health care, our system performs poorly, because the private U.S. insurance bureaucracy soaks up as much as one-third of all the money and pharmaceutical interests overburden America by avoiding price competition. The Affordable Care Act and the proposed American Health Care Act must be replaced with universal, publicly funded Improved Medicare for All HB676.

Join us January 17, 2018, 9:00 am when petitions will be presented at Union County Board of Commissioners, 1106 K Avenue, La Grande