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As a young Oregonian, I'm very disappointed that the powers that be have yet again succumbed to wealthy lobbyists and ignored the wishes of the public. This was a giveaway to the health insurance industry at our expense. Insurers now have a guaranteed source of customers with the individual mandate and we don’t stand a chance of fair practices against this Goliath.
What’s more: Senators Landreau and Nelson held out the bitter end and got huge Medicaid kickbacks for their state. What did Oregon get? Did we get a resetting of Medicare reimbursement rates for Oregon? No. Oregon remains at the bottom of the pile.
I don’t see a whole lot in this bill that benefits the general public versus what benefits the insurance companies. It just makes you wonder why we worked so hard to get Democrats elected to Congress.
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