Letter: Experience says Measure 111 good (Oct. 26, 2022)
October 26, 2022
I am writing in support of Measure 111.
I was born to a single mom who lacked health insurance. OHSU provided charity care to my mom during my birth. Two years later, the Chemawa Indian Health Service Center in my hometown of Salem was established. I was able to get the care I needed that my family may not have not been able to otherwise afford.
I joined the U.S. Army at 18, a blue-collar kid in the hopes of adventure, a vocation, money for college - and seeing the world while serving the country I love. I served in Army hospitals for eight years in the U.S and around the world, to...