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If the bill is approved by the State Senate, where Democrats also enjoy a large majority, the next step will be for voters to ratify the amendment on the ballot this November. (Photo: Shutterstock)

What does it mean if a state declares that health care is a right?

Oregon may soon find out. The state’s House of Representatives just approved adding an amendment to the state constitution stating, “It is the obligation of the state to ensure that every resident of Oregon has access to cost-effective, medically appropriate and affordable health care as a fundamental right.”

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