Oregon state lawmakers vote to make health care a right
February 14, 2018
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States.
The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the state Senate, whose approval would put it on the ballot for Oregon voters in the November election. The move comes as the Trump administration has tried to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law.
Those who spoke out in favor of the bill in a debate on the House floor said no Oregonian should lack access to medical car...