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Walkout Jeopardizes Millions of Federal Dollars For Mental Health Care

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Oregon may have to exit a federal project that has expanded access to behavioral mental health services in mostly rural communities if the Republican walkout continues through the rest of the session.

Youth Share Ideas To Tackle Mental Health Issues Amid Fears of Medicaid Funding Cuts

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U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is concerned that the Trump administration’s push to transform Medicaid into a system many fear would gut the safety net that helps youth with mental health needs.

Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet

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The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year.

But some -- on vaping, prior authorizations and Medicaid reporting -- could stir controversy.

Rejected Once, Pennsylvania Corporation Files New Bid For Oregon Psychiatric Hospital

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Three years after failing to win state approval to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville, a multinational health care giant is trying anew, arguing that the mental health care crisis in Oregon has only worsened since its first application was rejected.

Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

New Lawsuit Filed Against Unity Center Amid Safety Complaints

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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.

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