Tag Archives: Medicaid

Call the health care tax what it is – a tax: Editorial

Legislators weren’t shy about using the word “tax” earlier this year as they grappled with how to fund Oregon’s Medicaid program. In committee hearings and written testimony, lawmakers, lobbyists and state officials all freely referred to some of the new funding provisions as taxes. That makes sense, considering that’s exactly what they are. Source: Call […]
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Devlin: Oregon Would Forfeit Federal Money if Tax Referendum Held

The Republicans fighting the tax appear to have bungled their way toward the ballot, as the top legislative attorney believes that the 0.7% tax on hospitals will be collected in 2018 and 2019 regardless of an election. A successful referendum would repeal the hospital tax just for 87 days in 2017 as well as the […]
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Medicaid tax opponents, supporters both say ballot summary language unclear

Oregon lawmakers held the first and only public hearing Tuesday on the exact words they want put before voters deciding whether to overturn much of a $550 million health care tax. Source: Medicaid tax opponents, supporters both say ballot summary language unclear | OregonLive.com

Editorial: Richardson’s audit alert was a bullseye

The Oregon Health Authority has had its share of problems this year, not the least of which was an “audit alert” from Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s office in May. The alert came as state auditors discovered OHA had fallen behind in checking eligibility for Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) clients. The governor stepped in and […]
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OHA finds 23K no longer qualified for Medicaid as it works through backlog

The agency fell behind due to the Cover Oregon debacle. The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday finished wading through its backlog of Medicaid eligibility checks, as requested by Gov. Kate Brown. Brown had set an Aug. 31 deadline to complete the remaining 115,233 checks after the agency fell behind due to technical issues. The remaining 22,937 […]
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OHA says it met Brown’s Medicaid deadline

Final 115k cases checked by Aug. 31. The Oregon Health Authority announced Thursday it has met Gov. Kate Brown’s deadline for determining Medicaid eligibility following a barrage of criticism over the agency’s slow handling on the task. The health authority wrote in a report that it had checked on the eligibility of the final 115,233 […]
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Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks

Oregon has kicked nearly 55,000 people off its Medicaid program, after the state found they no longer qualified or failed to respond to an eligibility check. Source: Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks | OregonLive.com

OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog

The state’s health authority said Thursday that it has cleaned up its Medicaid rolls, terminating more than 54,000 people from the program Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog

OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog

The state’s health authority said Thursday that it has cleaned up its Medicaid rolls, terminating more than 54,000 people from the program. Source: OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog – Capital Bureau – The Daily Astorian

OHA finds 23K no longer qualified for Medicaid as it works through backlog

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday finished wading through its backlog of Medicaid eligibility checks, as requested by Gov. Kate Brown. Source: OHA finds 23K no longer qualified for Medicaid as it works through backlog – Portland Business Journal