Oregon Legisature

State Budgets for Health and Human Services Near $30 Billion

Less than $5 billion of the $29.7 billion spent on the Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority come from state sources, which includes the hospital assessment. Much of the increase comes from the expansion of Medicaid, but Sen. Bates is worried that changes at DHS have been well-intentioned but are unsustainable.

The Oregon Legislature adjourned Monday, having passed budgets totalling $29.7 billion for health and human services -- the bulk of which comes from federal tax coffers.

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