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Insurers and providers could have "accountability mechanism" for rising costs in Oregon bill

| Apr 21, 2021 | Oregon

House Bill 2081 recently passed out of Oregon’s House with bi-partisan support. It intends to keep down costs in all silos of the health care system by setting insurer and provider incentives to maintain a consistent health care cost growth rate that lower overall costs for the patient.       ...[ Read More ]

Oregon bill to give OHA control over mergers and acquisitions passes out of committee

| Apr 19, 2021 | Oregon

House Bill 2362 recently passed out of the House Health Care Committee on a party line vote. The bill would require health care providers and hospitals to obtain permission from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) before any merger, acquisition or affiliation transactions.       The bill also creates an advisory...[ Read More ]

Registration open—reviewing health policy in the 2021 Oregon legislature

| Apr 15, 2021 | Oregon

Some of Oregon's most influential voices in health policy advocacy will be joining State of Reform on April 23rd. They will be reviewing the progress made during the legislative session and talk through some key policy conversations. During our upcoming Leadership Series, “Reviewing health policy in the 2021 Oregon Legislature”,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Q&A w/Rep. Salinas, Policy cutoff, Budget expectations

| Apr 14, 2021 | Oregon

Thank you for allowing us to play this role in Oregon's health care ecosystem. This is our 10th year, if you can believe it. This once-a-month newsletter, as well as the 10-year archive of over 1500 independently published stories on Oregon health care, has been free each of those 10...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Representative Andrea Salinas discusses lowering payer costs and covering all Oregonians

| Apr 12, 2021 | Oregon

Representative Andrea Salinas represents House District 38, which is Lake Oswego and Southwest Portland. She formerly served as the chair of the House Committee on Health Care and now serves as the vice-chair for that committee. She is busy advocating to lower the overall costs on payers for health insurance...[ Read More ]

A Conversation with US Senator Ron Wyden

Emily Boerger | Apr 12, 2021 | Oregon

US Senator Ron Wyden is the Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and other elements of the US health care system. If health reform is going to move through this Congress, it’s going to pass through -- and likely start -- in his committee....[ Read More ]

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