They question whether legislation aimed at creating a research center and a statewide network of primary care training programs is enough
February 16, 2011 -- Oregon’s broken healthcare system can be transformed by focusing on community-based primary care, according to doctors and advocates who testified before the House Health Care Committee February 9.
The author writes: “We cannot afford to dismantle a system that is highly effective.”
February 16, 2011 -- Oregon has a cost-effective long term care system that provides choice, independence and dignity to seniors and people with disabilities.
Legislative leaders who sit on that team are determined to come up with those tough answers by March 23
February 10, 2011— When legislators grapple with the Oregon Health Plan budget in April, those in leadership positions may already have come up with the answers.
Doctors who accept the Oregon Health Plan have had minimal increases since the state Medicaid plan began in 1996
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been corrected from its original
Not enough is required as a precondition for a rate increase, Larry Kirsch told legislators on Monday
February 10, 2011 – Oregon needs stronger rate regulation of health insurance increases.
Maine and Rhode Island require public hearings before an insurance company can raise its rates
However, the Alcohol and Drug Commission wants to have a larger role in setting budget priorities and rule making
February 1, 2011 -- The Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission has crafted legislation to create a data collection system that could set budget priorities and have rule-making authority.
Sen. Suzanne Bonamici and Rep. Andy Olson will lead the caucus during the upcoming session
Kitzhaber emphasized the need to transform the healthcare delivery system when he spoke before the Oregon Health Policy Board