Oregon Voters Pass Measure 111, Making Healthcare A Right

(Portland, OR) — Oregon is now the first state in the nation to make affordable healthcare a fundamental right.

Measure 111 was passed by voters and Oregon will change its constitution to explicitly say healthcare is a right.

The amendment says “It is the obligation of the state to ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care.”

Opponents of the measure have said the amendment could trigger legal and political challenges.

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