right to health care

Unprecedented health care measure dies in Oregon Senate

Oregonians won't decide whether to amend the state Constitution to make health care a fundamental right after a bill creating such a ballot measure died in committee, with senators worried it would invite lawsuits against the state.

Oregon state lawmakers vote on making health care a right

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States.The House of Representatives votes on the bill Tuesday.A yes vote sends it to the Senate and approval would put it on the ballot for Oregon voters in November's election.The move comes as the Trump administration has tried to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care law.