Long-Term Care Group Endorses Candidates in Contested Primaries

The Oregon Health Care Association is picking sides in the May 15 Democratic primaries, giving money to veteran Sen. Rod Monroe and supporting Lane County Medical Society director Marty Wilde for an open seat in Eugene. The GOP is trying to fend off a candidate who has disparaged Jews and Muslims in its Eugene nomination.

The Oregon Health Care Association has waded into the 2018 primary season, supporting Marty Wilde, one of two Democrats battling to replace outgoing Rep.

House Overwhelmingly Passes Six-Year Extension to Nursing Home Tax

The Oregon Health Care Association lobbied to for an early vote to extend the tax to 2026, providing stability to their businesses and the state. The tax raises about $70 million a year for vulnerable seniors.

The Oregon House of Representatives voted 53 to 3 to renew the tax on nursing home facilities by six years, extending the tax through 2026.

OHCA’s Director of Research Receives Fulbright Award

Walter Dawson, PhD, awarded grant for research-based comparison of U.S. and Canadian long term care systems

Walter Dawson, PhD, Director of Research and Analytics at the Oregon Health Care Association and part-time lecturer in Portland State University’sSchool of Community Health, Institute on Aging has been awarded a 2015-16 Fulbright Award to Canada.

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