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The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans get health insurance coverage. Here in Oregon, nearly 95% of Oregonians have health insurance - many for the first time.
But in many states, only one health insurance company participates in the insurance exchange – and they often charge astronomical prices. The ACA was the first step, but we need more competition to drive down the price of coverage.
I’m supporting Congressman DeFazio’s bill calling for the creation of a public option for health insurance (a House companion to Senator Merkley’s bill). People without insurance should be able to buy into a Medicare-like health care plan. It would drive down the price of coverage by adding competition to the market, and increase the number of affordable options.
The momentum is building: Secretary Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and President Barack Obama are all calling for a public option – will you join us?
Thank you for standing with me!