Category Archive for: ‘Learn’

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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NEWS RELEASE: Governor Kate Brown Secures Critical Next Step for Advancing Oregon’s Health Care

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NOTE: We Can Do Better, along with many other organizations, sent a letter of support for this effort. NEWS RELEASE January 13, 2017 Media Contact: Melissa Navas, 503-689-0248 Governor Kate Brown Secures Critical Next Step for Advancing Oregon’s Health Care Feds approve 5-year extension on state’s Medicaid program for vulnerable Oregonians (Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced the State …

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383,000 uninsured Oregonians, and thousands of working families who are under-insured and lack access to culturally competent healthcare. OHEA’s A Healthy Oregon: 21st Century Health Equity Priorities report provides a roadmap to key priorities that, with critical new investments, will improve outcomes and health equity in Oregon.

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Oregon Health Equity Alliance Releases A Healthy Oregon: 21st Century Health Equity Investments Report Oregon currently ranks 31 in state public health funding, 21% below the median state. Too many Oregonians are sick and die prematurely due to preventable disease. The time is now to close the gap on persistent and historic health disparities. That is according to a report …

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Consumer Reports: Is There a Cure for High Drug Prices?

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The cost of prescription drugs for tens of millions of Americans rose $2 billion last year, and all signs point to a continued rise. At stake is nothing less than the ability of Americans to afford the medicines they need. Can we stop the madness? Read about it here.

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OPB Think out Loud: African-Americans & Health Care

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Portland State University alumnus and Harvard School of Public Health fellow Adolfo Cuevas shares the results of his study looking into mistrust of health care professionals by Portland’s African-American community. Listen to it here.

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