Legislative Breakfast Forum Scheduled for January 25
Seats are still available for our January 25 breakfast forum where legislators will discuss the health policy bills they intend to introduce next session. However, we are anticipating a full house so it’s best not to delay. If you've already purchased a ticket, there's no need to rebook because you're already on our registration list.
With the defeat of the corporate tax measure, lawmakers will face more pressure to fund healthcare services with the Oregon Health Authority anticipating a $1 billion shortfall next biennium.
On Jan. 25, we're serving breakfast at 6:30 a.m. with legislators taking the stage at 7:20.
Among the health policy bills likely to emerge next session are changes to stabilize the individual insurance marketplace, reform of the coordinated care organizations and efforts to slow the costs of pharmaceutical drugs. As always, we encourage you to ask questions of our panelists at this event. The legislators you’ll hear from include:
- Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend
- Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland
- Rep. Cedric Hayden, R-Roseburg
- Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland
- Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte
- Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Portland
- Jeremy Vandehey, Governor Kate Brown’s health policy advisor, will also join the panel.
Kristian Foden-Vencil, who reports on healthcare issues for Oregon Public Broadcasting, will moderate this event.
If you experience any difficulty signing up for this breakfast forum, please contact Rian Sands, our administrative assistant, at [email protected]. She can also assist organizations interested in co-sponsoring this event.
Oregon Health Forum is the educational arm of The Lund Report and holds monthly breakfast forums that attract healthcare leaders, public officials and consumer advocates. Our goal is to bring important issues to the forefront. If you’d like to suggest a topic for a future forum, please contact our office.
Diane can be reached at [email protected].