VOTE: NO – Died In Committee
Status (cverview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB651
This bill reduces emergency medical services by 20% to pay for administrative expenses in order to require less money transfer from the general fund
Personal Choice and Responsibility
The action results in a hidden tax on the public entities to bolster the state general fund.
The government is operating in an unethical manner by expanding its general fund revenue through reduced payment for emergency medical services.
Free markets are not allowed to operate freely when the state continues to remove revenue from the stream.