Oregon Measure 111 is known as the Right to Healthcare Amendment.
Click here for the text of Measure 111.
Measure 111 would amend the state constitution to require the state to “ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right”.
Measure 111 would also require the state to balance the obligation of ensuring a right to healthcare against funding public schools and other essential public services. The amendment states that legal remedies for lawsuits brought against the proposed section may not interfere with the balance between a right to healthcare and funding other essential public services.
Measure 111 was approved and referred by the legislature.
A “yes” vote means that you support amending the state constitution to require that the state “ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.”
Measure 111 would be a first in the nation right. Rep. Andrea Salinas, (D), who voted in support of the measure in the legislature and is now running for U.S. Congress in Congressional District 6, said, "We need to send this to the voters because of the unpredictability of the future of health care at the federal level. The marketplace needs some stability, and the state of Oregon needs a path forward. We don’t need better insurance instruments, we need better access to health care."