Now is The Time Film Tour Proposes a Timely Replacement for Obamacare

When former Oregon-resident filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg began shooting Now is the Time- Healthcare for Everybody, they had no idea the U.S. healthcare system was about to be thrown into disarray by the new administration’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially causing millions of Americans to lose their healthcare access. But the threat of impending major changes to the healthcare system makes their film even more timely.

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Dembrow, Thompson Discuss Cover Oregon Rollout, Single Payer

Senator Michael Dembrow says even if the legislature passes a single-payer bill, it's likely to be referred to voters.

Five speakers – including state legislators from both sides of the aisle, as well as political advocates and representatives from the insurance industry – gathered in the banquet room at Kells Irish Pub Tuesday night to talk about what lies ahead for healthcare reform in Oregon.

The Portland City Club-sponsored event, “Health Care Reform After Obamacare: What's Next for Oregon?” attracted about 50 people and was moderated by Dr. Samuel Metz of Physicians for a National Health Program. Each speaker presented for about 10 minutes, and then the floor opened up for questions and comments from the audience.

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