Legislature Unleashes $934 Million Health Deal for OHP, Insurance Market

Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward repeats the dubious argument from OHA Director Lynne Saxton that a large number of people are losing Medicaid because of the improved economy rather than the health authority’s own byzantine application process.

Oregon state officials finally released their $934 million package to eliminate the budget hole for Medicaid and the Oregon Health Authority, raising about $520 million in taxes and restarting a reinsurance program to stabilize the individual health insurance market.

Source: Legislature Unleashes $934 Million Health Deal for OHP, Insurance Market | The Lund Report