Corvallis City Club will be hosting two discussions on January 9 to help voters navigate a special healthcare referendum, at stake is coverage for 350,000 Oregonians. Ballots are due by January 23.
City Club officials reached out to both supporters and opponents to share their views, though only proponents and a Samaritan representative will be present. Endorsing this referendum will keep taxes enacted last year in place that support Medicaid, while voting no will remove that funding.
City Club is offering a lunch meeting, noon to 1:15 at the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, experts include Dr. Mike Huntington, a retired radiation oncologist in Corvallis and Douglas Boysen, successor for Larry Mullins as president and CEO of Samaritan Health Services.
Drop by in the evening and State Senator Sarah Gelser will also be among the speakers, and that meeting runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
As per usual, both sessions are free and open to the public. Attendees at the lunch meeting have the option of purchasing a meal for $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
If you cannot make those, check out The League of Women Voters, they will also be hosting an even at the Library on January 11 or search ‘Oregon Measure 101 ballotpedia 2018.’
By Anthony Vitale