Subsidizing Healthcare for the Poor

The bill establishing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is 906 pages long.  There are over 13,000 additional pages of regulation that accompanies the bill.  Because Obamacare touched so many other areas of the law including taxation, licensing, and welfare estimates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Government reform, Government Spending, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, President Donald Trump, Welfare State | 6 Comments

Kate Brown’s ‘House of Cards’

Bud Pierce for Governor  

Posted by at 06:55 | Posted in 2016 Election, Cover Oregon, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber | 4 Comments

Obamacare catastrophe and Cover Oregon controversy continue

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Many of us predicted the passage of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 would cause harmful consequences to citizens throughout the country. Those initial concerns have proven to be prophetic during the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 5 Comments

Who’s to blame for the Cover Oregon failure?

by Dan Lucas A Congressional panel recently released a report on Oregon’s failed $305 million health insurance exchange, Cover Oregon. The Washington Post reported “Republicans on the [U.S. House] committee said they are asking the Justice Department and state attorney … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare, Oregon Health Authority | 8 Comments

Dennis Richardson on Cover Oregon: Oregonians deserve the truth

Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Statement on US Congressional Review of Cover Oregon Central Point, Oregon – Secretary of State candidate Dennis Richardson, who as an Oregon state legislator and Ways and Means Co-Chair, blew the whistle … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Oregon Secretary of State | 10 Comments

Sen. Betsy Johnson’s bill to hold state agencies accountable

by NW Spotlight Nigel Jaquiss at Willamette Week is reporting that Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) is introducing a bill in the upcoming Oregon legislative ‘short session’ to create a Legislative Committee on Accountability. The bill is SB 1577 (LC-0052), and … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:11 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Government Abuse, Government reform, Green Energy, Health & Human Services, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government | 7 Comments

Big government seeks to replace private retirement industry

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The recent Democratic presidential debate confirmed long-held suspicions regarding that Party’s apparent antipathy towards the free market principles upon which this great nation was founded. Regrettably, Oregon’s self-styled “progressive” leadership has been all too eager to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Economy, Government Overreach | 8 Comments

Over one million Oregonians will be harmed by today’s Supreme Court ObamaCare decision

The U.S. Supreme Court decision today in the King v. Burwell case is a sad reminder that the President of the United States and his Administration can arbitrarily interpret laws passed by Congress to suit their own purposes. In this … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:28 | Posted in Congress, Cover Oregon, Federal Government, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, U.S. Supreme Court | 20 Comments

Stop politically motivated retribution against whistleblower

by Dan Lucas Not much has changed in Oregon in the last several decades when it comes to abuses of power. Decades ago Gov. Neil Goldschmidt got away with alleged serial sexual abuse with at least one young girl. He … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General | 2 Comments

Financial disarray left by Kitzhaber’s grandiose healthcare reform plans

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The remarkably rapid and very public fall from grace of former Governor John Kitzhaber has been well-documented. Also well-detailed is the spectacular failure of his Cover Oregon portal to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon Health Authority | 1 Comment

Scandal has come to Oregon

by Dan Lucas Now half of Oregon’s governor’s in the past three decades have been embroiled in scandals that include alleged criminal behavior A column in the Washington Post last August cited Oregon as being the best state in America … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Government | 10 Comments

Really good KATU update on Kitzhaber scandal

by NW Spotlight Earlier this week KATU’s ‘Your Voice, Your Vote’ ran a segment titled ‘The Kitzhaber saga continues.’ Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss and KATU’s Hillary Lake talked about “the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:34 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption | 3 Comments

Rep. Parrish introduces Kitzhaber-Hayes inspired ethics & reform agenda

Bills also improve transparency, accountability and access in elections, accountability from state government to help prevent future Cover Oregon disasters, make redistricting less partisan, improve timeliness of public records requests and give Legislature ability to compel an investigation of a … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:47 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government reform, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Voting | 360 Comments

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