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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Bucks The Trend On Health Coverage


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As of our taping Friday morning, the Oregon Legislature is still in session. Look for a special episode Monday, July 10, recapping the highlights once the session wraps up.

While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way. Both chambers approved controversial bills. One would extend health insurance to children who are in the country illegally. Another would require insurance companies to cover reproductive care, including abortions.

We talk about why Oregon lawmakers are so willing to counter the federal government on such hot-button issues. Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and news director Anna Griffin.

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