To the Editor:
Ballot wording for Measure 101 tries to mislead us that this isn’t another new tax that our Salem politicians have come up with. By calling it an assessment, they try to fool us into voting for it. Calling a tax an assessment is like calling a rose by another name — it is still a rose. In reality Measure 101 is nothing but a new tax on hospitals, health insurers and coordinated care organizations. This new tax will be passed on to you and me, thus driving up the cost of our health care. It is time to tell Salem to live within their means just as we have to do. If you are tired of new taxes, vote no on Measure 101.
Terry W. Speelman