By Stephan Franciosi–
After reading several campaign websites for the upcoming gubernatorial election, I noted Patrick Starnes is the candidate who stands out by offering a concrete, proactive policy agenda against a field of party-line clichés.
I am particularly interested in his plan for extending the Oregon Health Plan to all residents of Oregon.
There are many reasons to support Starnes’ single-payer plan, but one that never receives attention in the media debate is that it would free small businesses such as mine from the burden of providing health insurance to employees, making it easier for us to retain regular staff longer term.
Many politicians from both major political parties often talk about helping small businesses, but Patrick Starnes alone is proposing a concrete solution to a key problem that we all face…