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5 Things Oregon: Financing the Bridge Program, Fentanyl increases, Inflation & Medicare

| May 12, 2022 | Oregon

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we take a look at fentanyl use in Oregon, updates on federal health policy that could impact the state, and coverage of the latest Bridge Health Care Program Task Force meeting. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Bridge...[ Read More ]

Task force considers federal funding options to support health insurance plan for Oregonians

| May 10, 2022 | Oregon

A new task force discussed federal funding options for supporting a health insurance plan for low-income Oregonians Tuesday.     Oregon’s Bridge Health Care Program Task Force was formed after the passage of House Bill 4035 during the last legislative session. Members are working to create a bridge program to...[ Read More ]

Bereaved parents fight to curb fentanyl use in Oregon

| May 5, 2022 | Oregon

An Oregon couple whose son died from fentanyl use is working to curb rising use of the drug and overdose-related deaths connected to it.     Jon and Jennifer Epstein have been speaking at various community meetings to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of fentanyl. Their son, Cal, died...[ Read More ]

Although reported numbers are unreliable, Oregon health officials indicate rise in COVID cases

| May 5, 2022 | Oregon

While the current case count data is largely unreliable due to several factors, Oregon health officials estimate that positive COVID-19 diagnoses are on the rise. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen updated Oregon Health Policy Board members on case counts Tuesday.   “The nature of the numbers we’ve been...[ Read More ]

Oregon nurses plan for working closer with, guiding interns

| Apr 28, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon nurses discussed plans for an initiative that will enable them to work closer with and further guide interns during a meeting Wednesday.       The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Nurse Staffing Advisory Board discussed provisions of House Bill 4003, which was passed on April 1st. The bill directs the...[ Read More ]

Task force highlights goals to help Oregonians acquire health care coverage with end of public health emergency approaching

| Apr 27, 2022 | Oregon

Members of a new task force pinpointed goals they will work on to provide health care coverage for Oregonians in need during their first meeting Tuesday.     Oregon’s Bridge Health Care Program Task Force was formed after the passage of House Bill 4035 during the last legislative session. Members...[ Read More ]