Category Archive for: ‘Act’

Tracking Oregon’s Major Health Reform Bills

In this short legislative session, things are happening quickly. The Oregonian has created a page for each of the bills introduced. The major health reform bills are: House Bill 4164 Requires Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation to establish and deposit moneys into accounts in federally insured depositories. Senate Bill 1580 Provides legislative approval of Oregon Health Authority proposals for coordinated …

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OHA is Looking for Technically Minded Consumers

Due to passage of SB 204, Tina Edlund, Deputy Director of the Oregon Health Authority, is forming a stakeholder group to meet in November and December (probably no more than 4 meetings, likely 2 hours each) to work with them and a firm that will be offering technical expertise. SB 204 directs the Oregon Health Authority to develop a uniform …

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Multnomah County Considers Ban on BPA

The Multnomah Board of County Commisioners are considering a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), proposed by chair Jeff Cogen. BPA is a potentially cancer-causing chemical that is found in some beverage containers like baby bottles and zippy cups. Commissioner Cogen is pushing for Multnomah County to take a stand against its use in children’s products. You can read his statement …

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Early-bird conference registration extended through Friday, Oct. 14th

We’ve extended the early-bird registration deadline to midnight on Friday. Scholarship registration is also available. Please support our scholarship fund.

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Update from the Oregon Health Authority

Here’s the latest newsletter from the OHA: Oregon’s Health Care Transformation In this issue: Oregon Statewide Community Meetings Governor Kitzhaber in Washington D.C. House Bill 3650 Work Groups update Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Board OHA in the News How you can stay involved Oregon Statewide Community Meetings The Oregon Health Policy Board and the Oregon Health Authority kicked off a …

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