Oregon Public Medical Assistance for Needy Aged Persons, Measure 5 (1950)
The Oregon Public Medical Assistance for Needy Aged Persons Bill, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 7, 1950 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have allocated public monetary assistance to people defined as “needy” to be used for medical, nursing and care expenses.
|Oregon Measure 5 (1950)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People
NEEDY AGED PERSONS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT - Purpose: Directing state public welfare commission: To prorate, allocate and uniformly distribute monthly to each qualified needy person in Oregon available funds contributed by state, county and United States, appropriated by legislature for public assistance; defining “income,” “need” and “resources” for qualifying recipients to receive assistance; to provide qualified persons with necessary medical, dental, surgical, hospital, nursing, care to maintain and restore health; furnish decent burial for recipients without resources. Public welfare commission may file claim against property of recipient’s estate for assistance paid, when unoccupied as home by spouse, minor dependent child or parent of decedent. Repealing conflicting laws.
308. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.
309. No. I vote against the proposed law.
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