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  • State Sen. Alan Bates, a Democrat, put together a committee to help solve Oregon's Medicaid problems. Its solution is being considered as a model by the other 49 states.
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  • State Sen. Alan Bates, a Democrat, put together a committee to help solve Oregon's Medicaid problems. Its solution is being considered as a model by the other 49 states.
    The federal government recognized the potential for success in Oregon's plan and awarded the state a $1.9 billion grant to implement these changes.
    And how did this happen? The committee was made up of three Republicans and three Democrats who put Oregon ahead of their parties. They worked together, ironed out their differences and came to consensus.
    Thank you, Oregon Republican senators. Thank you, Oregon Democratic senators. You are statesmen, not politicians. Why can't Congress follow your example? — Jerry Kenefick, Ashland
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