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Urban policy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Social conditions -- Periodicals


Creates Oregon Comprehensive Health Care Finance Plan to pay for medically necessary health service, regardless of preexisting conditions, from health care practitioner of participant's choice. Includes some services for injured workers. All residents eligible. Creates board to establish compensation schedules for services. Requires board, legislature to ensure that government payments for participants' health services go to plan's finance fund. Board to recover costs of provided services if covered by health benefits, insurance. Requires certain contributions by workers' compensation insurers, self-insureds. Plan also funded by: additional progressive income tax not to exceed 3.9% of total statewide personal income, 8% of individual's taxable income; additional employer payroll tax with maximum, minimum rates. Rates otherwise set by board. Authorizes certain tax credits, exemptions, other provisions.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 84, No. 19

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