Health reform hits the road

Oregon’s senators are out and about promoting health reform and finding tough crowds.

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Sen. Ron Wyden says the biggest hurdle for the health reform campaign is getting the already-insured population on board.

Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are strong backers of reform, but they returned to Oregon at a time when polls show public support for reform waning. Meanwhile, opponents of Democratic reform proposals are more vocal than ever.

Merkley said Democrats are hamstrung by their inability to produce a unified reform plan. Wyden, who has spent two years making the case for his own reform plan, the Healthy Americans Act, said politicians have to convince people who currently have insurance that they’ll be better off with an overhaul of the system.

Read the full story at The Bulletin.

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