Tag Archives: Medicaid

States and cities should brace themselves for a downward spira

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Some states still haven’t recovered from the last recession. They could face worse now. States are facing […]
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Coronavirus symptoms represent 1 in 20 ER visits (and other interesting numbers in Oregon)

Nearly one out of every 20 visits to an Oregon emergency department during the past week has involved a patient with COVID-19-like symptoms, according to data from the Oregon Health Authority. Source: Coronavirus symptoms represent 1 in 20 ER visits (and other interesting numbers in Oregon)

Oregon Lawmakers Weigh Health Care Changes As Coronavirus Hits

Oregon’s health care system faces an unparalleled threat in its fight against coronavirus.The war is waged on different fronts. For one, thousands of laid-off people will lose their health insurance and need coverage, likely through Medicaid. For another, the health care system itself needs to ramp up its ability to treat Oregonians with personnel and […]
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The Health 202: The Trump administration is pulling Medicare and Medicaid levers to combat coronavirus

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Declaring the virus a national emergency means the administration can loosen the programs’ rules. Now that President […]
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Officials have spent the last few years dismantling anti-recession measures

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. As businesses and schools shutter and entire industries implode, the United States may be hurtling […]
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House Committee on Health Care receives updates on Medicaid Buy-In and SB 889

Jeremy Vandehey, director of health policy and analytics for Oregon Health Authority (OHA), updated the House Committee on Health Care on Senate Bill 889 and the Medicaid buy-in Friday afternoon. For the last few decades, the state has tried to expand coverage and ensure health coverage is both affordable and of the highest quality, Vandehey […]
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Medical Groups Slam Trump Medicaid Rule

Hospitals, governors and medical professionals have gathered in opposition to a complex Trump administration Medicaid proposal that opponents fear would slash federal health care contributions and add administrative costs. More than 4,200 organizations or individuals have commented on the proposed Medicaid rule. Many warn of hospital or nursing home closures and of the impacts of […]
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House Passes Bill To Protect Immigrants Seeking Health Care | The Lund Report

Oregon lawmakers took swift action to help immigrants get health care and avoid getting ensnared by a new and widely criticized federal rule designed as a crackdown. The House passed a bill on Friday that prevents nonprofit hospitals from requiring patients to apply for Medicaid before they can be screened for charity aid or other […]
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Medicaid Standoff: Trump Plan to Tighten Oversight of States Draws Objections

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this Wall Street Journal story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Administration proposal targets how states pay for Medicaid; governors and health-care companies say it threatens funding. Many governors, insurers and hospitals are denouncing […]
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Medicaid change threatens coverage

Medicaid — the federal health care program for low-income Americans known in Oregon as the Oregon Health Plan — faces a threat from a rule change proposed by the Trump administration that would eliminate complex financing arrangements that states use to pay their share of Medicaid costs. Administration officials insist they only want more “transparency, […]
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