Mitch Greenlick

Should Universal Health Care Be A Right? Oregonians May Have Their Say

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In a year in which universal health care is front and center on the political stage, Oregonians may get to cast a vote on the issue in November.

Greenlick Booted From Chair Of Health Care

Story updated Monday, Feb. 21, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, the longtime controversial chair of the House health care committee and Portland Democrat, was removed from the position on Thursday.

Oregon Lawmakers Tackle Plan For Statewide Health Care

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The task is ambitious and a work is in progress, with a report due at the end of November.

The Oregon Legislature launched a panel 10 months ago to develop a roadmap for affordable statewide universal health care. The task was ambitious. Similar efforts in other states have gotten nowhere, and there is scant support at the federal level for expanding Medicaid.

Kotek Joins Greenlick in Pushing for CCO Reform, Against Resistance

Rep. Greenlick introduced legislation calling for better controls on CCO reserves and more transparent accounting by the organizations, which use tax dollars to provide healthcare for the state’s neediest residents.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, rolled out his coordinated care organization reform bill on Monday with the support of House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland.

Greenlick intends to build on the success of locally driven reforms to the state Medicaid program by requiring CCOs to be more transparent and more accountable while protecting the public investment in the health of the state’s children, low-income adults and disabled people.

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