Setpember 15, 2009 -- As President Obama struggles to enact meaningful health reform, Oregon is poised to transform its healthcare system, according to Dr. Bruce Goldberg, acting administrator of the Oregon Health Authority and director of Oregon's Department of Human Services.
September 3, 2009 -- Barney Speight is returning to state government on Sept. 14. He’ll be in charge of purchasing medical services for nearly 850,000 Oregonians, including state employees, Medicaid recipients and seniors, and work for the Oregon Health Authority.
September 2, 2009 -- Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the submittal of the following nominees for volunteer service on four new state boards and commissions. The Governor also submitted nominees for several existing boards and commissions.
July 23, 2009 -- Oregon's Legislature "avoided all of the hard questions" when it dealt with healthcare reform, according to Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), who spoke to a group of health reform advocates earlier in the week.
July 15, 2009 -- Employers will definitely feel the pain of an insurance tax that will help raise more than $115 billion to cover 115,000 uninsured children and low-income adults in Oregon over the next four years.
July 8, 2009 -- Cathy Kaufmann, MSW, has been tapped to lead the new office of Healthy Kids at the Department of Human Services. As the policy and communications director for Children First for Oregon, she was a strong advocate of the healthcare expansion that will provide coverage to 80,000 children during the next two years.