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.
Oregon Health Care Association
Funding to care for Oregon’s seniors isn’t keeping up with the growing number of the aging population most in need, according to a study by Portland State University.
The number of Oregon seniors who depend on Medicaid has risen considerably since 2008, but the Legislature’s funding of reimbursement rates for services has declined in the same time period, according to a new report by Portland State University’s Institute on Aging.
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Oregon’s leading healthcare organizations spent liberally during the election season and its aftermath, with just 12 groups topping $1.6 million in spending since Sept. 1.
A new law that will expand the state home care Medicaid registry onto the open market has some private agencies who offer this kind of care worried that the state is butting in on their business.
Other observers maintain that the public option will have little or no effect on their ability to provide quality care to seniors.