Universal/Single Payer Healthcare in Oregon
  • Petitioned Oregon State legislature

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Oregon State legislature

Universal/Single Payer Healthcare in Oregon

    1. Tommy Murray
    2. Petition by

      Tommy Murray

      Portland, OR

Healthcare is a human right!! Healthcare should not be a commodity!! Help get Wall Street out of healthcare and make Oregon the second state, after Vermont, to adopt a single payer system. Over 50 million Americans are not insured, tens of millions more are under insured. This is a big problem. 558 Oregonians die every year because they can't afford insurance or the healthcare they need. We can change that. We are the only industrialized country that doesn't have a universal healthcare system, and people are dying everyday because of it. The insurance companies keep raising our premiums, while lowering our benefits and it's not getting any better, it's getting worse. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had some good things in it, but it did not go far enough. Help bring an end to this suffering and bring healthcare to all. We demand a Universal/Single Payer Healthcare system!! Everyone in, nobody out!!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Darren Hadlock ALBANY, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      More than one in household un-insured. Our current healthcare system is a joke.

    • laurann kealiher PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      I have not had insurance in over 9 years my kids have not for 4 I am tired of getting ripped off by hospitals and I'm tired of being sick and unable to go to doctors I should not have to choose medical care versus feeding my family

    • Linda Bird GRAND RONDE, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a nurse practitioner and am frustrated at the waste and hassle of dealing with multiple insurance providers. Believe it or not, from my experience, I think medicare is a fine example of good basic health care. The wealthy would still be able to afford their high-priced "options" but we need good basic healthcare for ALL--


    • Kimberly Switzer PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I've been without insurance even while working, and I've been incredibly underinsured and unable to go to a doctor because I couldn't afford it. I know people still dealing with this. I still can't go to the doctor sometimes when it would really be a good idea for me to go. This is unacceptable. Healthcare is a human right!

    • Nancy Nickel PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      There was once opposition to public education, as well, in the United States. Now we all know that the public must pool its money to provide for the people.


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