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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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Allies for a Healthier Oregon meet every Wed 12-1pm

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Allies for a Healthier Oregon Weekly Meetings in Salem  every Wednesday in Capital Room H-278 at 12 Noon – 1pm throughout the 2017 legislative session Noon – 1:00 pm Capital Room H-278 Conference Call Line: 971-279-6625 Suggestions for AHO Weekly meeting speakers?  Contact  – Suzanne, AHO Coordinator:  aho@wecandobetter.org ****************************************************************************************** Allies for a Healthier Oregon (AHO) – a program of We Can Do Better …

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NEJM: Repealing the ACA without a Replacement — The Risks to American Health Care

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New England Journal of Medicine article: Repealing the ACA without a Replacement — The Risks to American Health Care by Barack Obama Health care policy often shifts when the country’s leadership changes. That was true when I took office, and it will likely be true with President-elect Donald Trump. I am proud that my administration’s work, through the Affordable Care …

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NRHI Releases First-Ever Cost Comparison Report

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The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) released a first-ever comparison of what commercial insurers are paying for healthcare in different regions. This report, featuring Oregon claims data provided by Q Corp’s Total Cost of Care initiative, analyzed spending by commercial health insurance plans in five regions nationwide: Oregon, Utah, Maryland, St. Louis, and Minnesota. This study aggregates data from seven Oregon health plans …

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

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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 …

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