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ICYMI: Inslee and Western leaders send letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in state and local aid

| May 11, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig joined the governors and state legislative leaders of California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada today in urging congressional leadership to dedicate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments...[ Read More ]

CareOregon's provider network stabilization plan

Michael Goldberg | May 8, 2020 | Oregon

CareOregon - a nonprofit community benefit company serving approximately 375,000 Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) and Medicare members - has released a plan detailing how the organization is helping their provider network through the COVID-19 crisis. The plan comes to the fore in a period when insurers are tasked with thinking...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Greg Van Pelt

Emily Boerger | May 8, 2020 | Oregon

Greg Van Pelt is the President of the Oregon Health Leadership Council, a collaborative organization working to develop solutions to reduce health care cost growth and make health care and insurance more affordable. Van Pelt joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss building out whole system...[ Read More ]

Cambia Health Foundation announces $3 million in grants to address impacts of COVID-19 in OR, WA, UT, and ID

Emily Boerger | May 8, 2020 | Oregon, Washington

Cambia Health Foundation this week announced over $3 million in grants to support underserved communities and front-line providers. The new philanthropic commitment builds off an existing commitment of $300,000 into shared COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds announced at the beginning of April. Of the $3 million in grants, $1 million will...[ Read More ]

Governor Kate Brown announces COVID-19 testing and contact tracing plans for reopening Oregon

| May 1, 2020 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown today introduced new plans for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, two foundational elements of her framework for reopening Oregon safely. Ensuring adequate testing capacity and contact tracing will allow Oregon’s health care system to effectively identify and treat new cases of COVID-19, trace contacts with new cases...[ Read More ]

Cambia Health Solutions pledges to support mental health needs in rural communities

| Apr 29, 2020 | Oregon, Washington

Cambia Health Solutions is pledging to donate the entire share of the risk corridor payment the company’s regional health plans will receive from the federal government, after taxes and other federal obligations, to address social isolation and related mental health issues brought on by COVID-19 in rural communities. Earlier this...[ Read More ]

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