Insuring 80,000

The Legislature approves coverage for more kids and adults.

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In a busy day, the Legislature decided to give coverage to 80,000 uninsured children and thousands more low-income adults.

The Legislature on Thursday put an end to the need for uninsured Oregon children to depend on safety net clinics or emergency rooms for health care….

“It is a great day for kids,” said Cathy Kaufmann, policy director for Children First for Oregon, which has been lobbying fora decade to insure all children. “To finally cross that finish line is truly phenomenal.”

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