The vote is set for June 20 on a tentative deal for nurses at the Portland hospital, where they have authorized a strike.
Despite a longstanding push to integrate care and better serve patients, the way many insurance plans cover mental health doesn’t necessarily support integrating it with physical care.
Virtual hearings starting June 11 will gauge public sentiment on a public insurance system for all Oregonians that imposes new taxes but eliminates premiums, co-pays and other costs.
Health care sharing ministries are faith-based organizations whose members agree to share medical expenses, but they don’t necessarily cover members’ medical bills.
Out-of-stock rates for formula recently topped 85% in Oregon as communities and public agencies look to help.
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The Oregon Health Authority had required the insurer to expand its Oregon Health Plan provider network and improve services in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties.
The neutral evaluator’s recommendations are part of an interim settlement the state hospital reached with Disability Rights Oregon.
The proposed two-year contract, if approved, would avert a strike of nurses at the Portland hospital.
More than 2,000 nurses can now strike at three hospitals, upping the pressure on Oregon’s largest health system.