How has Obamacare affected health insurance in Oregon?
In Oregon, the Congressional delegation supported healthcare reform and has opted to expand Medicaid and build a state exchange. While the state exchange was not successful, Medicaid expansion has been a key component of lowering Oregon's uninsured rate. Before the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate was 19.4%. It declined to 10.6% in 2015 and continues to see improvements.