OCPP Report: Oregon Should Turn to Health Industry to Fill Medicaid Budget Gap


Oregon should turn to the health care industry to fill a looming budget hole in its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan. The Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid, has benefitted much of the health care industry. So, it is fitting that the health care industry chip in more to support Oregon’s Medicaid program, allowing Oregonians to continue to receive the health care they need.

Read the rest of the Executive Summary here.

Read the Full Report here.

The Lund Report and the Portland Business Journal ran articles this week on the report that contained a response from Andy Davidson of the hospital association.

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  1. Kevin Russell
    Kevin Russell01-22-2017

    Certainly our health systems have a role to play to support Oregon Medicaid. However, you cannot pay for an Oregon health system just by taxing the same health system. Outside revenue sources are also needed and/or expenses must be reduced.

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