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Lawmakers have dedicated extra money to cover a demand for Medicaid and there's new money for behavioral health care, an area that's been neglected for years.
Officials are engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program.
The money goes to 25 organizations that serve Medicaid members in the Portland area, on Oregon’s north coast and in Jackson County.
Coyner will shepherd the negotiation of Oregon’s next five-year Medicaid agreement with the federal government.
“Our focus is going to be on making sure regulations and policies are going to be focused on improving coverage,” said Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, who was sworn in on May 27.