Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

Ramming health plan into law a mistake

Republicans appear to be making the same wrong move as Democrats did Congress’ proposed alternative to Obamacare would not force anyone off the Oregon Health Plan. Let’s be clear about that. But let’s be equally clear: Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians could lose their health insurance. Source: Ramming health plan into law a mistake – […]
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OUR VIEW: GOP should learn from Obamacare’s failures

Congress’ proposed alternative to Obamacare would not force anyone off the Oregon Health Plan. Let’s be clear about that. But let’s be equally clear: Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians could lose their health insurance. That contradiction exists because the so-called American Health Care Act is not health-care reform. Source: East Oregonian

A bad Rx for Oregon | Opinion |

GOP’s Medicaid cure is worse than the disease If Oregonians aren’t concerned about proposed federal cuts to Medicaid, they should be. Oregon would be the second hardest-hit state in the country — after Washington — if a Republican plan for cutting Medicaid goes through. Source: A bad Rx for Oregon | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon

A hidden Oregon casualty of Republican health plan: The disabled

The American Health Care Act would cut funding for a program that helps seniors and disabled adults and children navigate daily living in the home setting. Source: A hidden Oregon casualty of Republican health plan: The disabled – Portland Business Journal

Congressman Schrader Tells Lund Report: Democrats United Against Trumpcare

A Congressional Budget Office report released Monday shows 24 million people losing their health insurance under the healthcare plan released by House Republicans. In Oregon, disabled people and seniors could lose in-home care, cuts would limit Medicaid, and could hamstring CCO efforts. Source: Congressman Schrader Tells Lund Report: Democrats United Against Trumpcare | The Lund […]
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Protesters decry GOP health care plan

Local cardiologist Dr. Jun-Yang Lou said he sees firsthand what happens when people without health insurance forgo preventive care. Under the Affordable Care Act, 25,173 Jackson County residents gained health insurance subsidized mainly by the federal government, with a portion paid by the state of Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Source: Protesters decry […]
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As CBO Releases Report, Oregonians Rally In Support Of Affordable Care Act

Oregonians who don’t want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed are rallying around the state, with some of them voicing their concern in Salem Monday. Source: As CBO Releases Report, Oregonians Rally In Support Of Affordable Care Act . News | OPB

‘Obamacare’ repeal worries Jackson County patients, providers

After Teal Kinamun fell down a flight of stairs while carrying a bookcase, she ended up in the emergency room with a broken back — and no health care insurance. “They said, ‘Let’s get you signed up for the Oregon Health Plan,’” she recalled. “It made all the difference in the world to have that.” […]
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Expanding Oregon Health Plan – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A bill supported by both Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon Legislature would extend the Oregon Health Plan to cover children who are undocumented immigrants. Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse explains the bill. Source: Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests . Radio | OPB

State recommends extended mental health transition

The Oregon Health Authority has recommended a longer transition period for moving Jackson County Mental Health patients to other providers. A contract between the county and AllCare Health — which coordinates physical, mental and dental health coverage for many Oregon Health Plan patients — is set to expire March 31 after the two sides were […]
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