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Menu Labeling: Do You Know What Has More/Less Calories?

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Our colleagues at the Oregon Public Health Institute shared a quiz that might get you thinking about the need for betterment labeling. Take the quiz yourself here and see how your score looks. Counties and some states are addressing the issue. Do you think we should have federal policy on menu labeling?

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Second CO-OP to form in Oregon

Oregon will have two CO-OPs forming in Oregon, after news of federal loans awarded to Oregon’s Health CO-OP. Together with CCO’s and the Exchange, there is a lot brewing to transform how Oregonians access and purchase insurance and get better care, and even more need for consumer input. You can read the CMS award press release here.

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Call for Applications: OR Essential Health Benefit Workgroup

The governor’s office issued a press release this week, calling for nominations to be appointed to serve on the Oregon Essential health Benefits Workgroup. This group will be jointly chartered by the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Board and the Oregon Health Policy Board. There is a standard process for all executive appointments that you can find here. It may look …

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Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) update

This is just in from the Oregon Health Authority: On March 2, 2012, Governor Kitzhaber signed SB 1580, which will launch Coordinated Care Organizations to better serve Oregon Health Plan members with a focus on improved health. New information is now available that allows interested stakeholders to review and comment on documents related to the implementation of Coordinated Care Organizations, including …

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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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