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PACE plans to expand services throughout Oregon

| Jun 6, 2022 | Oregon

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) officials are planning to expand program services throughout Oregon.     Jane-Ellen Weidanz—Medicaid Long-term Services and Supports Manager with the Department of Human Services’ Office of Aging & People with Disabilities—discussed PACE plans during a House Interim Committee on Human Services meeting...[ Read More ]

With funding on its way to drug treatment and recovery centers, OHA discusses initial delays

| Jun 3, 2022 | Oregon

With funds on their way to drug treatment and recovery centers, Oregon health officials discussed Ballot Measure 110 initiatives on Thursday.     Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Behavioral Health Director Steve Allen discussed the initiative during a House Interim Committee on Behavioral Health meeting. Ballot Measure 110—passed by voters in...[ Read More ]

Oregon Task Force on Universal Care chair discusses single-payer plan elements with Senate Interim Committee on Health Care

| Jun 2, 2022 | Oregon

The chair of a task force designing a universal health care plan for Oregonians discussed details of the plan with lawmakers on Thursday.     The Task Force on Universal Care was established following the passage of Senate Bill 770 in 2019. Following some delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers push for greater availability of naloxone in Oregon

| Jun 2, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon lawmakers pushed for greater availability of naloxone during a Senate Interim Committee on Health Care meeting on Thursday.     Drug overdose deaths are a growing concern in the state, particularly those tied to fentanyl use. Illicit fentanyl and methamphetamine were the top drugs reported for overdose deaths in...[ Read More ]

ADAPT WA pushes psilocybin initiative, noting plants are effective alternative to other drugs

| May 31, 2022 | Washington

ADAPT WA members discussed an initiative that would authorize and regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of psilocybin in Washington State on Sunday.     The ADAPT WA political action committee was established to support Initiative Measure No. 1886, which would allow licensed Washingtonians to provide psilocybin products and services...[ Read More ]

Oregon’s postpartum care health coverage expanded to 12 months

| May 26, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon’s health coverage for postpartum care will be extended from 60 days to 12 months following an announcement made Wednesday by CMS.     CMS announced that Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage will be expanded to 12 months postpartum in Oregon, California, Florida, and Kentucky. The expansion...[ Read More ]