Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Rx prices action alert

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Like many Oregonians, we’re increasingly concerned about extraordinary increases in prescription drug prices. You probably saw the headlines last year about the 500% price hike for EpiPen, but did you know that even once-affordable drugs like insulin have more than tripled in price in recent years?1,2 When prices skyrocket like this for drugs we’re all paying for through our health …

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Health Care Since the ACA: How California, Florida, New York, and Texas Compare

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The country’s four largest states fall into two camps when it comes to health care reform. California and New York expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and operate their own health insurance marketplaces. Florida and Texas, on the other hand, opted out of the expansion and use the federal marketplace. In a new report, Commonwealth Fund researchers …

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Feedback Requested on HB2122

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Rep. Greenlick has requested comments on HB 2122 for the purpose of considering amendments to the bill. Comments should be sent by Friday, March 24, 2017 to:  Rep Greenlick (Rep.MitchGreenlick@oregonlegislature.gov) with a copy to his committee analyst ThieleCirka Sandy (Sandy.ThieleCirka@oregonlegislature.gov) Find the bill here.

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Why Millions Would Lose Coverage Under the Medicaid Expansion Changes in the House ACA Repeal Bill

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Yesterday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to repeal and replace certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a new To the Point post, The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara R. Collins and Munira Z. Gunja explain that the proposed American Health Care Act would end the enhanced federal funding for new enrollment in the ACA’s Medicaid expansion …

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Health Care in Peril – Act now!

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Since 2014, Oregon Food Bank has been developing partnerships with health care organizations to jointly address the food insecurity and nutrition status of their patients. Our respect for the work of the health care community has grown through our work together implementing screenings for food insecurity and social determinants along with connections to food, nutrition and other community resources, and …

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