Oregon Public Medical Assistance for Needy Aged Persons, Measure 5 (1950)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1950)
Approveda Yes 310,143 66.12%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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.
Vote YES or NO

308. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

309. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.