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Health Care Takes 23% Oregon Family Budgets

(Portland, OR) -- Health care costs account for 23-percent of family budgets in Oregon. A new report from the Oregon Health Authority shows personal spending for health care rose 34-percent from 2013 through 2019. It's causing 10-percent of Oregon families to use their entire savings for health care. The state has a target to keep health care cost increases to three-point-four percent a year.

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