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John Kitzhaber On Medicaid: 'We've Lost Our Sense Of Vision'

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About five years ago, Oregon adopted an innovative Medicaid system that enabled the state to expand health care to nearly 1 million people today. But the system does not have a steady source of funds. This year Oregon's Medicaid funding gap was $950 million.

The $8 Billion Challenge: Can Oregon Remake Health Care?

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The Oregon Health Authority is changing its approach to Medicaid to improve health and contain costs.

Oregon’s facing an $8 billion question: Can state bureaucrats and politicians reinvent the health insurance program that

Cover Oregon Audit Released; Goldberg Out Atop Health Authority

Kitzhaber told reporters after the release of the Cover Oregon audit that he was asking Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to review all legal options against hapless technology contractor Oracle. He said bad management of Oracle contributed to the crippling of the exchange.

https://katubim.s3.amazonaws.com/co_assessment%281%29.pdfThe Cover Oregon debacle has cost one of the most recognizable leaders in state government his job.

Dr. Bruce Goldberg, who left his post as the director of the Oregon Health Authority in December to fill in atop Cover Oregon, will stay on at the insurance exchange until a permanent replacement is found next month, but he will not be returning in any form to the health authority when his work at the exchange is done, Gov. John Kitzhaber told reporters Thursday.

OHP Transformation Pegged for November

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Lawmakers received a draft timeline for integrating the Oregon Health Plan
March 17, 2011 – The Health System Transformation Team received a draft timeline Wednesday night that sets a deadline of November for significant changes to the Oregon Health Plan.
 

Kitzhaber Eyes Long-Term Care Waivers

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Obama’s support for Wyden bill means earlier waivers in states like Oregon
March 3, 2011 -- Oregon’s first waiver request under the 2010 national health reform law could be to integrate long-term care, according to Gov.

State Employees Impacted by Rising Healthcare Costs

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Governor Kitzhaber urges the Public Employees’ Benefit Board to make changes that add value and provide better health
February 23, 2011 -- With an impending budget shortfall of $10 million this plan year, the Public Employees’ Benefit Board faces tough choices about state employee health benefits when it meets March 1.
 

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