Gov. Kate Brown Unveils New Website Highlighting Impact of Affordable Care Act on Oregon

Salem , OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced a new website – 95percentoregon.com – to provide Oregonians information about the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on families and communities across the state.

“Good health is the starting place for thriving families and communities,” Governor Brown said. “The Affordable Care Act helped nearly half a million Oregonians gain health coverage, strengthened Oregon’s health care system, and added jobs into our economy. While there’s room to improve the ACA, we want to move forward, not backward, in providing Oregonians good health care and the peace of mind that health care coverage brings.”

To read more visit http://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=1784.

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