Nurse pay mandate (HB 4010 ): Fastest way to drive up health care costs?
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
HB4010 mandates insurers to pay nurse practitioners at the same rate as physicians for the same services. This has to be among the fastest & most reckless ways politicians could drive up health care costs when looking at possible legislation across the nation. While other states are considering bills to lower health care costs, Oregon once again is charting a backwards course by raising costs which will do nothing but hurt poor Oregonians who cannot afford health insurance.
So expect the tragic lose-lose situation of Oregonians having to pay higher medical bills while paying higher taxes to cover the cost of more people enrolling into government programs who have been priced out. Yet, politicians will tout this as a success.