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Poverty, Household Income, Health Insurance Coverage, Paris Hilton Fan Club

August 30, 2005

Oregon Center for Public Policy Update

In This Update:

  • Census Poverty, Median Income, Health Insurance Data 2003-04
  • The Paris Hilton Fan Club
  • Oregon Territory and The Great American Jobs Scam

Census Poverty, Median Income, Health Insurance Data 2003-04

A record 602,000 Oregonians, most of them working-age adults, went without health insurance for a full year in 2003-04, according to new statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. In 2003-04, 16.9 percent of Oregonians went without health coverage for a full year, up from 12.8 percent in 2000-01. This 4.1 percentage point gain was the largest increase in the nation.


The Paris Hilton Fan Club

In our August CenterPoints column, Michael Leachman says that the Paris Hilton Fan Club thinks that massive amounts of inherited income ought to be tax-free while workers continue to pay income and payroll taxes on their wages.

Read the August CenterPoints.


Oregon Territory and The Great American Jobs Scam

On Friday, September 2nd at 4:30 PM, on OPB Radio's Oregon Territory you can listen to a discussion between host Mitchell Hartman and Greg LeRoy and State Senator Ryan Deckert discussing issues raised in LeRoy's book, The Great American Jobs Scam:Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation. If you are outside the OPB radio listening area, you can listen on-line at www.opb.org.


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