Oregon Senate crafts four health bills

by Bill Graves, The Oregonian Tuesday April 07, 2009, 8:16 PM http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/04/oregon_senate_crafts_four_heal.html

The Oregon Legislature took its first steps toward health care reform Tuesday when a Senate committee passed a batch of bills aimed at improving care and reducing costs. [For whom?]

Not a single one of these senate bills nor the incomprehensible, lawyer's dream and full employment act, 1,000 pages of HR 2009 addresses the fundamental health care question that MUST be answered BEFORE we consider legislation intended to resolve Oregon's moral and economic health care crisis. 

Should the solution to Oregon's moral and economic health care crisis be based on a model in which elected officials and public employees and voters and taxpayers have EQUAL ACCESS to the SAME LEVEL of health care or continue our current MULTITIERED health insurance CLASS system?

Do Oregonians want classless universal HEALTH CARE or universal HEALTH INSURANCE class warfare?

Not a single legislator has run for office telling voters how they would answer this question.

To this day not a single legislator has told their constituents how they would answer this question.

For the obvious reason that their members are defending their self-interest in preserving an average maximum of $1,000/month and more in taxpayer subsidized health insurance benefits, the elite public employee bargaining units have clearly indicated their support for universal health insurance CLASS WARFARE.

Richard Ellmyer