My View: Single-payer health care cuts costs

Sam Metz

Measure 101 barely saved Oregon's Medicaid funding for two years, but our health care (like that in the 49 other states) is still the world's most expensive.

For what Oregonians pay in health care taxes, insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays, citizens in other countries receive 100 percent coverage for all treatable diseases. We Oregonians consider ourselves lucky if we dodge bankruptcy when our family needs care.