Oregon House narrowly passes $670M healthcare tax package

The Oregon House of Representatives approved, by one vote, a $670 million healthcare tax package aimed to maintain Medicaid services for the next two years, according to The Olympian.

 

The tax package will raise taxes on hospitals' net patient revenue and impose a new 1.5 percent tax on health plans by some insurers and organizations that assist the state's Medicaid program.

The narrow three-fifths approval may help solve a large chunk of Oregon's $1.4 billion budget shortfall, according to the report.

The healthcare tax package will head to the senate for final approval. 

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