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5 Things Oregon: Budget deficit, Special session series, Greg Van Pelt

| May 13, 2020 | Oregon

One of the ways we are responding to this COVID crisis is to create interactive virtual conversations that tee up some of the most important issues and challenges in health care today. Next week, we host our first multi-state panel discussion called "5 Slides We're Discussing," exploring how Medicaid plans in...[ Read More ]

OHA releases latest COVID-19 Weekly Report, providing information on ethnicity and gender

Emily Boerger | May 13, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 Weekly Report on Tuesday evening, highlighting the most recent COVID-19 statistics across the state. The updated data builds off OHA’s report from May 5th which was the first to include ZIP code-level data detailing the neighborhoods that have experienced the highest numbers...[ Read More ]

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 ]

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