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Politicians, Health Care Groups Support Psychiatric Hospital In Wilsonville

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Advocates of a long-stalled proposal to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville have urged Gov. Kate Brown to let the project move forward, saying the extra beds are needed to meet an increased demand for mental health treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.

No Surge Yet For Oregon’s Medicaid Program

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Oregon’s Medicaid system hasn’t yet been strained  by the coronavirus-induced economic freefall -- but mainly because many of the newly unemployed aren’t immediately applying for the subsidized health insurance, the head of Oregon’s Medicaid program said.

COVID-19 Could Lead To 1.3 Million In Oregon On Medicaid, Study Says

Depending on the severity of the economic crisis induced by coronavirus, as many as 430,000 Oregonians could lose their employer-sponsored health plans in coming months, and most of those people – 320,000 – would turn to the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid for low-income residents, a new report forecasts.

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