The Portland legislator is convinced that a single payer health system is the most affordable and comprehensive option
Lund-Muzikant, from The Lund Report
October 18, 2012 -- Despite the emphasis on healthcare transformation, evident by the $1.9 billion in federal funds that Governor John Kitzhaber garnered to implement coordinated care organizations, the single payer movement isn’t dead in Oregon.
Its champion, Rep. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) plans to re-introduce the same legislation again next February. In 2011, it received a hearing in the House but stalled there (House Bill 3510).
time around, Dembrow has his eyes set on having public hearings in
both the House and Senate healthcare committees.