Oregon House votes to put health care guarantee into state constitution

The Oregon’s House of Representatives voted 35-25 Tuesday in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would read¬†“It is the obligation of the state to ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, medically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.”

The bill now goes to the Senate. If the Senate passes the bill, voters would be asked to consider amending the state’s 160-year-old Constitution in the election this November.