Register Today for Our Dec. 15 Legislative Forum

Oregon Health Forum brings together legislators from both sides of the aisle and Governor Brown’s health policy advisor to discuss health policy bills likely to surface during the 2017 session.

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. Oregon Health Forum is bringing together legislators to discuss this pivotal issue and also share the health policy bills their planning to introduce next session. This forum, on Dec. 15, is being held at Multnomah Athletic Club with breakfast starting at 7 a.m., and legislators taking the stage at 7:30.

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].

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