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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

Brown Gets Large Donations from Centene and ONA; Cambia Backs Buehler

Rep. Knute Buehler has spent $1.3 million in the past eight weeks as he works to fend off challengers Greg Wooldridge, backed by Right to Life, and Sam Carpenter, who has the support of former Senate candidate and Oregon Medical Association past president Monica Wehby.

Centene Corporation and the Oregon Nurses Association are spending big to help Democratic Gov. Kate Brown get elected, while Republican state Rep.

Brown Promises to Protect Oregon Health Plan from Budget Cuts

The governor promised to seek alternative revenues if Measure 97 fails while her Republican opponent would be willing to consider service cuts while keeping people insured. The Eugene debate also featured Independent candidate Cliff Thomason, who backs a sales tax that could lead to a single-payer health system as well as deal with current budget needs.

At the gubernatorial debated in Eugene on Thursday night, Gov. Kate Brown vowed to neither cut healthcare coverage nor cause eligible people to lose their Oregon Health Plan coverage, even if the Democratic-backed corporate tax increase, Measure 97, fails on Nov. 8.


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