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Oregon governor says GOP health proposal would be harmful

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says the Republicans' health care replacement proposal for the Affordable Care Act is shortsighted and moves health care backward.In a statement, Brown said Tuesday that since the Affordable Care Act took effect, Oregon's uninsured rate has dropped from 17 percent to 5 percent, with 95 percent of Oregonians now insured.She predicted the Republican plan would reduce Oregonians' access to care and increase costs for women and seniors.