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    Oregon Health Fund Board Public Outreach Meetings

    The Health Fund Board is doing public meetings looking for input on how to get essential healthcare to Oregonians, and how to cut costs. All comers are welcome. I was very well recieved when I testified before them at their usual Board meeting. (Schedule posted below)This is different. They are asking what we want. They are having meetings in Medford and Klamath Falls next week Our Medford group should be there to submit a copy of I-124 and tell them we need research so that we can show how we lower healthcare costs and improve healthcare outcomes. I would like to show them that we are a broad-based effort from across the State.


    Klamath Falls
    Wednesday, May 14
    7 — 9 p.m.
    Senior Center
    2045 Arthur Street
    Klamath Falls, OR 97603

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    Medford
    Thursday, May 15
    7 — 9 p.m.
    Jackson County Library
    205 S. Central Avenue
    Medford, OR 97501

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    Re: Oregon Health Fund Board Public Outreach Meetings

    Elvy, Sundowner and Mike & me all made the Corvalis meeting. Elvy & I both made public statements about mmj.



    These were roundtable discussions about how to pay for healthcare. When they asked how to pay for it the only ideas at our table were tax cigarettes, which I shot down as already rejected by the voters, and tax & regulate recreational marijuana or tax & regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. The group agreed that tax & regulate mmj was most feasible (especially since the language has already been drafted). Our table was the first to report our ideas to the room, so T&R MMJ was the first recommendation they got.



    At the end there was time for public testimony. I suggested that T&R of recreational mj could generate $45 million for healthcare and that allowing dispensaries could help the 10% of Oregonians who generate 69% of healthcare costs to reduce their costs, leaving more of the budget for the rest of those who need help.



    Elvy was the last to speak, and left them with marijuana as the first issue and the last of the evening.

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    Re: Oregon Health Fund Board Public Outreach Meetings

    OHFB is doing another round of public meetings. Last chance to get our 2cents in.

    All meetings are from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

    Monday 9- 8

    Portland
    Oregon Convention Center
    777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd

    Tuesday 9-9

    Bend
    Central Oregon Community College
    Hitchcock Auditorium
    2600 NW College Way

    Hillsboro
    City of Hillsboro Civic Auditorium
    150 E. Main St.

    Wednesday 9-10

    Medford.
    Medford City Council Chambers
    411 West 8th St. Ste.312

    Thursday 9-11
    Gresham
    Mt. hood Community College
    Visual Arts Theatre
    26000 SE Stark St.

    Eugene
    Lane Community College
    4000 E. 30th Ave.
    Building 19, Room 202

    Monday 9-15
    Salem
    First Congressional United Church of Christ
    Hunnington Hall
    700 Marion St. NE

    Tuesday 9-16
    La Grande
    First Presbyterian Church
    1308 Washington Ave.

    Wednesday 9-17

    Corvallis
    Episcopal Church of the good Samaritan
    333 NW 35th St.

    Thursday 9-18
    Newport
    Atonement Lutheran Church
    2315 N. Coast Hwy