ALBANY – Dr. Mike Huntington will speak in support of Ballot Measure 101 at the monthly general meeting of the Linn County Democrats on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Albany Public Library Meeting Room, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.
The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. A social time with light refreshments begins at 6.
Ballot Measure 101 is a critical and immediate issue, as it will impact the availability of health care for 350,000 Oregonians, including 66,000 children. Measure 101 will be the only item on the Jan. 23 ballot. At stake is the full funding of Medicaid in Oregon.
Mike brings special expertise and knowledge to this discussion on Measure 101.
“It continues,” he said, “what has helped 350,000 or more Oregonians under the Medicaid Expansion Act. I’ve seen the effects of people being prevented from getting the care they need.”
Mike is a graduate of Oregon State University and the University of Oregon Medical School, now Oregon Health Sciences University. He was an Army flight surgeon in Vietnam in 1969.
He was a radiation oncologist for 35 years, and was medical director of the Radiation Oncology Department at Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis from 1984-2006.
Since his retirement in 2006, he has joined with physicians and other activists in Corvallis and Oregon to engage colleagues and the public in discussions about the urgent need for healthcare reform.
The group has co-sponsored public forums and given talks to mid-valley civic groups overs the past eight years. In 2007 this group became the Oregon Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. He was president of Health Care for all Oregon in 2012.
Mike lives just north of Corvallis with his wife, Carol, a violinist and retired music teacher. They have a daughter Sara, who is a nurse, and son Tom, who works in construction.
For more information, contact Linn County Democrats Co-chair Graham Kislingbury, 541-974-2075.