During the 2017 legislative session, Oregon continued to lead the nation in making healthcare more affordable and more accessible. Oregon leaders passed laws that extend healthcare to all children and increase access to comprehensive reproductive care. The Oregon Healthcare Protections Bill was the one of the biggest achievements, protecting healthcare for 375,000 low-income Oregonians and reducing premiums for another 220,000 who purchase insurance on their own.
Anti-choice extremists put a measure on the 2018 ballot that would cut access to reproductive health care for vulnerable Oregonians, setting a dangerous precedent of cherry-picking which medical procedures would or would not be covered by insurance. But our coalition rallied together and with the help of voters statewide, we fought back and said no!