Tag Archives: Medicaid

Guest Comment: Medicaid supports students

If our children lose access to the Medicaid dollars, our districts would have to offset the loss of this revenue by cutting other areas. Soon, the U.S. Senate will vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The topic of healthcare reform in general is one we’ll leave to the leadership in Washington, D.C., to sort; […]
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Don’t let cries of ‘Trump’ override Oregon’s health-care debate: Editorial

It helps to read a recent email sent by Our Oregon, the advocacy group for public employee unions, in the deep, dramatic voice of a movie-trailer narrator warning of the world’s impending doom. The email, with the subject line “Evil,” aims to build that same sense of danger, with President Donald Trump and Oregon Rep. […]
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Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

Kathy Holbrook was at home one night last year when she started having chest pains, so the 63-year-old former office manager drove to a hospital near her home in the eastern Kentucky mountains. Source: Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

Editorial: Sign the petition to put taxes on the ballot

Among the budget-balancing efforts approved by the 2017 Oregon Legislature and signed by the governor is House Bill 2391, which raises some $605 million to keep the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) whole while balancing the state budget. Source: Editorial: Sign the petition to put taxes on the ballot;

States may see federal Medicaid funding decline up to 39 percent under repeal

The estimates were presented to governors in a closed-door session with top Trump administration officials. The Senate’s Obamacare repeal bill would result in reductions in federal Medicaid funding to states ranging from 27 percent to 39 percent by 2036, according to a presentation made at the National Governors Association summer meeting here. The estimates — developed by […]
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Inching toward a win: Editorial | OregonLive.com

While the 79th Oregon Legislative session left much to be desired, lawmakers should be commended for their work to complete a difficult transportation package that has the potential to improve Oregonians’ lives and livelihoods in every corner of the state. The work was done right from the beginning. Democrats and Republicans toured Oregon together for several months, […]
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Local CCO earns $10.5M in state incentives

The coordinated care organization for Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties earned $10.5 million in incentive payments from the Oregon Health Authority after meeting a number of performance metrics for 2016. Source: Local CCO earns $10.5M in state incentives | Local | gazettetimes.com

Don’t Assume That Private Insurance Is Better Than Medicaid

  As we recently wrote, it’s better for patients to have Medicaid than to be uninsured, contrary to critics of the program. But is having Medicaid, as those critics also say, much worse than having private insurance?

Half The Time, Nursing Homes Scrutinized On Safety By Medicare Are Still Treacherous 

In 2012, Parkview Healthcare Center’s history of safety violations led California regulators to issue an ultimatum reserved for the most dangerous nursing homes. The state’s public health department designated Parkview, a Bakersfield, Calif., nursing home, a “special focus facility,” requiring it to either fix lapses in care while under increased inspections or be stripped of […]
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Providence plans aggressive cost-cutting, layoffs, amid health care high anxiety

Providence Health & Services, Oregon’s largest private-sector employer, is preparing an aggressive cost-cutting campaign that will include layoffs. The move is clearest sign to date that hospitals face a difficult, uncertain future. Source: Providence plans aggressive cost-cutting, layoffs, amid health care high anxiety | OregonLive.com