Mitch Greenlick

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.

Greenlick Renews Call for Transparency and Accountability for State CCOs

House Speaker Tina Kotek is confident that some of the key changes that she and Rep. Mitch Greenlick want for the state Medicaid system will pass in February, despite their defeat in 2017.

Representative Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, and House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, are reintroducing legislation that will provide greater daylight and accountability in the state’s Medicaid system, opening up their b

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.

Transformation Team Takes Draft Bill to Task

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Oregon Health Authority and Governor’s office drafted a document to guide lawmakers, but some say it leaves crucial issues unaddressed
March 3, 2011--The Oregon Health Authority and leaders from Governor John Kitzhaber’s office have distilled a month’s worth of high-level conversations on healthcare transformation into a legislative concept intended to guide lawmakers taking on health reform.

Legislature Looks at New Approach to Work Force Shortages

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Rep. Mitch Greenlick favors the creation of generalist healthcare professionals who can work across their licenses
November 9, 2010 -- State Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) wants the medical profession to renounce specialization and instead create “new models of generalist healthcare workers who can work across their licenses.”

Greenlick Calls Proposal Evolutionary

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The state legislator from Portland would like to see pilot demonstration projects where physical and occupational therapists work together
November 9, 2010 – State Rep. Mitch Greenlick insists the tendency to create highly specialized niches of healthcare workers is making it more difficult to deal with the shortage of healthcare professionals.
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