Health and Human Services

Legislature Approves $34 Million in Health and Human Services Spending

The money comes from a $40 million pot the state had set aside as the Legislature pushed the executive branch to rein in spending. But the unsustainable growth of the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services will loom over the 2017 session.

The Legislature's emergency budget board approved an additional $10.6 million for the Department of Human Services, and $23.4 million for the Oregon Health Authority this December, to help the agencies meet the needs of rising caseloads and other costs.

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