In this edition, we focus on the end of the healthcare setting mask mandate, CareOregon’s work to help customers retain coverage through the redeterminations process, and controversial legislation that would mandate minimum nurse/patient staffing ratios. Thanks for reading!   Shane Ersland State of Reform 1. Mask mandate to end next month The requirement for workers … Read more

Our first Oregon newsletter of 2023 includes an effort underway to regulate PBMs in the state, healthcare highlights from Gov. Kotek’s first state budget proposal, recent discussions about whether to pursue universal health coverage expansion in the legislature, and more. Thank you for reading!   Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform 1. Lawmakers focus on PBM … Read more

Happy holidays! Our last Oregon newsletter of 2022 includes some information about some of the on-deck health bills for next year, updates on the state’s development of a Basic Health Program to continue Medicaid coverage for those expected to lose coverage once the PHE ends, and several workforce support initiatives underway in the state. Thanks … Read more

Last month, hundreds of Oregon health policy stakeholders gathered in Portland for the 2022 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference! It was a wonderful gathering of some of the state’s most impactful leaders in the health sector, and we are so thankful for everyone who contributed to making it such an informative, memorable event. … Read more

Oregon Democrats announced a $400 million investment package to urgently address immediate needs around homelessness, build on investments to increase the supply of affordable housing, keep people in affordable homes and prevent displacement. The package invests in proven programs and policies and supports local governments who are working to address community needs, with a focus … Read more