When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her.
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SALEM – A key piece of Gov. Kate Brown's long-term Medicaid funding plan won’t pass this legislative session, blowing a $120 million hole in the governor’s "four-pillar" approach to funding the Oregon Health Plan.