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High-Powered Committee Sets 3.4% Cost Growth Cap For Health Care Spending In Oregon

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An Oregon committee assigned to setting a statewide cap on the rise in health care spending has agreed to a number: 3.4%.

Is Oregon Holding To A 3.4% Cap In Rising Medicaid Spending? Maybe Not.

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In the years following the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, state officials looked for innovative ways to cap rising health care costs as the expansion swelled the pool of low-income Oregon Health Plan patients needing care.

Thus emerged a magic number: 3.4%. 

Oregon Will Tackle Health Care Costs Amid Grim Reality

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A daylong conference devoted to health care policy, coverage and care in Oregon this week ended with a discussion of the elephant in the room: the price of care.

The United States spends too much on health care, gets too little and throws billions away.

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