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By Claire Withycombe
Media Capital Bureau 

State health care ballot measure to get new title after court ruling


November 1, 2017

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled last week that the ballot title on a referendum on the state’s health care funding scheme must be clearer.

Three Republican lawmakers — state Reps. Julie Parrish of Tualatin/West Linn; Cedric Haydeof Roseburg; and Sal Esquivel of Medford — want to repeal parts of a state law that requires health care providers and insurers to pay assessments to the state for its Medicaid program.

The three had argued that the ballot title approved by a legislative committee in September didn’t fully or clearly explain the effects of the potential repeal.

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