Issue Forum: Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won’t Be First

City Club of Portland Presents – Issue Forum: Universal Health Care: Why Oregon Won’t Be First July 27, 2015 6:00 PM  PST – 8:30 PM  PST Multnomah County Building, board meeting room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR All tickets are free, please reserve your seat Colorado beat Oregon to legalized marijuana and now TR Reid, nationally renowned author, PBS host, journalist, …

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Friday Forum: 50th Anniversary of VISTA: Can We Make Poverty History?

City Club of Portland Presents – Friday Forum: 50th Anniversary of VISTA: Can We Make Poverty History?  June 26, 2015 12:15 PM  PST – 1:15 PM  PST 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR Doors open at 11:30am; Program begins at 12:15pm. Did you know that President John F. Kennedy came up with the idea for VISTA? Or that many of the best-known …

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Issue Forum: Film Screening- Sick Around the World

City Club of Portland Presents – Film Screening: Sick Around the World June 22, 2015 6pm – 8:30pm PST Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR All tickets are free, please reserve your seat! T.R. Reid’s PBS documentary Sick Around the World explains how other industrialized countries provide better care to more people for less money …

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Americans’ Experiences with Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage

The latest Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey finds the share of uninsured working-age adults was 13 percent in March–May 2015, compared with 20 percent just before the major coverage expansions went into effect. More than half of adults who currently have coverage either through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) marketplace plans or Medicaid expansion were uninsured prior to …

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How the Affordable Care Act is Changing Medicare

In addition to expanding health insurance coverage, one of the Affordable Care Act’s goals is to improve Medicare’s benefits, care, and financial outlook. The second report in our Medicare at 50 Years series describes how the law is strengthening the program for current and future beneficiaries and outlines the major challenges that policymakers have yet to confront. Read more about …

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