Declaring a “Right’ to Healthcare Feel-Good Symbolism Only

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Will Oregon’s voters declare a “right” to healthcare?

Voters nationwide took to the polls this week not just to select a new Congress but to settle a number of healthcare policy questions, from curbs on medical debt in Arizona to regulations on dialysis providers in California.

Oregonians were asked to amend the state constitution to declare “access to cost-effective, clinically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.”

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