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Oregon Health Authority approves Amazon’s plan to acquire One Medical, despite public opposition

| Jan 4, 2023 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has approved Amazon’s request to purchase One Medical, a primary care organization that operates more than 180 medical offices across the country, including five primary care clinics in Oregon.     The OHA’s Health Care Market Oversight program—which reviews proposed healthcare business deals to make...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Upcoming health bills, Basic Health Program & the PHE, Workforce support initiatives

| Dec 16, 2022 | Oregon

Happy holidays! Our last Oregon newsletter of 2022 includes some information about some of the on-deck health bills for next year, updates on the state's development of a Basic Health Program to continue Medicaid coverage for those expected to lose coverage once the PHE ends, and several workforce support initiatives...[ Read More ]

OAHHS to request several legislative measures to address financial and workforce challenges at Oregon hospitals

| Dec 14, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon hospitals are struggling financially, and need more resources in order to provide healthcare services for those in need.      Stakeholders discussed hospital conditions during a Senate Interim Committee on Health Care meeting on Thursday. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) CFO Dave Baden said OHA receives financial reports from 60...[ Read More ]

Governor-elect Kotek appoints Health Share of Oregon CEO Schroeder to lead Oregon Health Authority

| Dec 14, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon Governor-elect Tina Kotek announced on Tuesday that she will appoint James Schroeder as the Interim Director of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Schroeder will assume the role on Jan. 10th, 2023.     Schroeder will join OHA following his work as CEO of Health Share of Oregon, Portland’s primary...[ Read More ]

Lawmakers propose legislation that would pay Oregon parents to care for their disabled kids

| Dec 13, 2022 | Oregon

Last week, Oregon lawmakers discussed legislative proposals that would establish a system that would pay parents to care for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.     Members of the Oregon Senate Interim Committee on Human Services, Mental Health, and Recovery discussed two legislative concepts during a meeting on...[ Read More ]

Oregon House Interim Committee on Health Care members vote to introduce several health-related bills

| Dec 9, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon lawmakers voted to introduce several health-related legislative concepts as bills during the upcoming session during a House Interim Committee on Health Care meeting on Wednesday.     Committee members voted to introduce Legislative Concept (LC) 929, LC 1496, LC 1498, LC 1605, and LC 2857 as bills during the...[ Read More ]