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Jennifer Kent dismissive of Medicaid drug bulk purchasing agreements with OR and WA

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2019 | California, Oregon, Washington

Oregon vaccination bills move forward

Emily Boerger | May 10, 2019 | Oregon

Florida's meeting with Trump Administration on drug import bill signals promise for other states

Emily Viles | May 8, 2019 | Colorado, Oregon

On Monday, President Donald Trump directed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to work with Florida’s governor on the state’s drug importation program. A meeting between Azar and Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, was held in the oval office. The goal of the meeting was to gain approval for the...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown and AG Rosenblum respond to injunction of Title X "gag rule"

| Apr 29, 2019 | Oregon

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane granted a nationwide injunction of the Trump Administration's Title X "gag rule." The rule, if allowed to take effect, would have prevented tens of thousands of women in Oregon and across the country from accessing critical reproductive health services and information. "This ruling is...[ Read More ]

Oregon House committee hears bill requiring employers to fund employee health care

Emily Boerger | Apr 24, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon House Committee on Revenue recently held a public hearing on a bill requiring certain employers to pay an assessment to contribute to eligible employees’ health care costs. Specifically, the bill would require employers with 50 or more employees to expend an amount specified by the Oregon Health Policy...[ Read More ]

OHA announces applicants for 2020-2024 coordinated care contracts

| Apr 23, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has received nineteen applications from organizations seeking contracts to serve as coordinated care organizations (CCOs) for the Oregon Health Plan’s nearly 1 million members. The contracts start January 1, 2020, and go through December 31, 2024. Awards for the CCO contracts are expected to be...[ Read More ]

Oregon Senate passes bill to preserve pieces of the ACA

Emily Boerger | Apr 19, 2019 | Oregon

On Thursday, the Oregon Senate passed a bill aimed at aligning certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act with state law. The bill, which came at the request of Governor Brown for the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), passed on a 25-5 vote. The bill comes in the...[ Read More ]

Oregon House passes prescription drug pricing transparency bill

| Apr 18, 2019 | Oregon

The Oregon House took another step today to address the skyrocketing cost of prescription drug prices that are burdening Oregonians in every corner of the state.     House Bill 2658 requires a 60-day notice to the Department of Consumer and Business Services if a pharmaceutical company raises the prices...[ Read More ]

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