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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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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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