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Sign the petition: Protect our rural health care!

I was born in the heart of Oregon’s timber country—and to this day, I still hold a town hall in each of Oregon’s counties each year, because people from rural communities deserve to have their voices heard.

The Republican effort to decimate our health care would dismantle rural communities’ access to care.

I am fighting for better access to affordable health care for people of all communities. Rural health clinics could close if the Republican health care plan passes, putting local economies at risk and forcing sick residents to travel hundreds of miles for care.

Sign my petition: Tell the Senate to protect rural communities’ health care!

I've been traveling across some of the most remote—and reddest—parts of Oregon and have heard it myself. The farmers, ranchers, teachers, small businesspeople, and retirees coming to my town halls are worried. After all, about one in three rural Americans, and nearly all residents of some rural nursing homes, are insured by Medicaid.

People know that the Senate’s proposed plan to kick millions of Americans off of their health care would drastically diminish access to care for rural communities, and even cost lives.

We must stand together and stop this bill, once and for all.

Add your name: Tell the Senate to protect rural communities’ health care.

Onward!

Jeff

Posted on July 13, 2017.
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Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker.Jeff Merkley and Family As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.

Connect with Jeff Meet Jeff Merkley

Jeff Merkley was born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, the son of a sawmill worker. As an advocate and a state legislator, he always fought hard for working families in Oregon. And now, as U.S. Senator, he's working every day for families in Oregon and across the country.

His progressive commitment is clear - working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, affordable health care for all Americans. Learn more about Jeff Merkley.