Oregon did a better job at extending health insurance to people than any other state over the last three years, according to numbers out Wednesday from the U.S. Census.
Bruce Goldberg directs the Oregon Health Authority. He says every other state in the country either saw its uninsured numbers go up, or not change significantly.
“My understanding of looking at the national data pretty quickly, is that we were the only state that had a significant decrease in the number of people who don’t have health care coverage over the past three years.”
Goldberg says Oregon has kids to thank for the improved numbers. He says Oregon’s Healthy Kids program is responsible for offering health insurance to 113,000 more children over the last few years.