Oregon Primary Care Association

‘Churn Bill’ Looks to Help People Switching from Medicaid to Cover Oregon

Starting in 2016, 60,000 Oregonians may find themselves moving between the Oregon Health Plan and Cover Oregon, and potentially losing access to their doctors or coverage of ongoing procedures. HB 2132 requires the OHA and Cover Oregon to take steps to alleviate this problem.


April 24, 2013 — Next year, the Affordable Care Act will allow people whose income falls below 138 percent of the federal poverty level to receive coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

Balshem, Hummel & O’Neill Join OPCA Management Team

October 25, 2012 -- The clinical and policy management team at the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) has added three members - Howard Balshem as director of data and measurement, John Hummel as policy director and Zoe O’Neill as community health center operations manager. Balshem’s and O’Neill’s positions are new to OPCA.

Oregon Primary Care Association Honors Primary Care Leaders

May 14, 2012 -- The Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) is honoring 12 Oregonians for their outstanding contributions to the state’s network of community health centers.  Health centers provide comprehensive, culturally competent primary care to 312,000
Oregonians in medically underserved communities.

OPCA gives annual Health Center Leadership awards in six categories.  Honorees for 2012

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