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Should Oregon taxpayers’ money be used for abortions? Voters decide in November

In November, voters will decide if public money should be used to fund elective and late-term abortions in Oregon by voting on Measure 106. Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective and late-term abortions. While supporters say this measure only limits what money could be used for abortions, opponents fear it is […]
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CCOs to Oregon Health Authority: Keep Medicaid local

The boundaries and even operators of the Oregon’s 15 coordinated care organizations could change next year, when the Oregon Health Authority awards new five-year contracts. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: CCOs to Oregon Health Authority: Keep Medicaid local – Portland Business Journal

Oregon’s Medicaid experiment is put to the test, as costs outpace budgets

Early next year, the Oregon Health Authority will issue a call for applications to run the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations, which manage care for 1 million people on the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon’s Medicaid experiment is put to the test, as […]
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Kitzhaber on what’s worked and what hasn’t in Oregon’s Medicaid experiment

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber went to Washington in 2012 and negotiated a deal that would land Oregon $1.9 billion in federal grants and the greenlight to transform the state’s Medicaid system. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Kitzhaber on what’s worked and what hasn’t in Oregon’s Medicaid experiment – Portland Business Journal

Oregon To Increase Medicaid Spending In 2019, Misses Spending Goals

The Oregon Health Authority will pay coordinated care organizations 4.2 percent more for Medicaid patients in 2019 than in 2018, missing its goal of keeping cost increases to 3.4 percent or less. Source: Oregon to increase medicaid spending

Is Oregon’s Medicaid reform plan working? 4 things to know

Reforms intended to integrate care and save money in the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s $6 billion Medicaid program, have produced mixed results in the first five years, according to the Portland Tribune. Reforms intended to integrate care and save money in the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s $6 billion Medicaid program, have produced mixed […]
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Oregon weighs plan to deny Medicaid payment for NGS as panel declares “no evidence of clinical utility”

The Oregon Health Authority is weighing a recommendation to deny Medicaid coverage for next-generation sequencing tests in the state. If enacted, Oregonians who rely on Medicaid for cancer treatment will not be offered coverage for NGS testing. Mainstream oncologists and experts on disparities in cancer care say that this first-of-its-kind anti-genetic-testing policy will create an […]
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Oregon Ballot Measure 106 Would Limit Access To Abortions

Oregon’s long support for abortion rights is being tested on November’s ballot by a group of determined activists pushing an initiative to prohibit state funding for most abortions. Source: Oregon Ballot Measure 106 Would Limit Access To Abortions

Courts Force States to Provide Costly Hep C Treatment

Hepatitis C kills far more Americans than any other infectious disease. A series of recent court rulings and settlements, including one last week in Indiana, have found that states cannot withhold potentially life-saving but expensive medications from Medicaid beneficiaries and prison inmates who have chronic hepatitis C. Source: Courts Force States to Provide Costly Hep […]
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Opinion: Remember what we said about Measure 101? It all came true

If you hadn’t noticed the campaign ads on television, there’s an election around the corner. Negative attack ads, one about me and another about gubernatorial candidate Dr. Knute Buehler, reference a special election we had eight months ago, the Measure 101 health care sales tax referendum. Source: Opinion: Remember what we said about Measure 101? […]
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