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Oregon Ballot Measure 23 (2002)

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Oregon Ballot Measure 23 (2002)

Measure 23 (2002) was a legislatively referred state statute that would have created a single-payer health care system to provide health care to every person in Oregon.[1] The proposal would have merged all the various funding streams—personal and employer taxes, federal health programs, and the state workers' compensation system—into a single financing system. The system would have covered 100% of medically necessary health care costs with no deductibles or cost sharing. Prescription drugs, preventive care, mental health services, long-term care, dental and vision care, and many alternative therapies would have been covered as well.[2]

The measure was rejected by voters in the general election on November 5, 2002.


Measure 23 (2002)
Choice Votes Percentage
No 969,537 78.51%
Yes 265,310 21.49%
Total votes 1,234,847 100.00%
Voter turnout 69.1%
Electorate 1,872,615
Source: [2]

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