A “Yes” vote on Measure 101 ensures that our state’s most vulnerable residents get quality health care.
On the January 23 special election, Oregonians will have the opportunity to vote on Measure 101. Approval of Ballot Measure 101 will retain HB 2391 in its entirety as enacted by the 2017 Oregon Legislature. It upholds specified assessments on health insurance companies, managed care organizations, the Public Employees’ Benefit Board, and some hospitals. These assessments will provide Oregon’s non-federal portion of funding for the Oregon Health Plan. Insurance companies cannot increase premiums by more than 1.5% as a result of the assessments.
HB 2391 will produce an additional $673 million for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) in the 2017-2019 budget cycle through state medical fund transfers and new assessments.
If the measure is defeated, there will be a reduction of $210-$320 million in state revenue, resulting in possible reduction of $630-$960 million in federal matching funds.
We encourage you to find out more about Measure 101 and vote in the upcoming special election. Check where you can get your ballot by visiting the state website.
For more information visit Yes For Healthcare.