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Debate over how Oregon should run its $6 billion-a-year Medicaid system for intensified sharply this week, with controversy continuing to swirl around Trillium Community Health Plan, a for-profit subsidiary of the nation’s Medicaid heavyweight.
We do things our own way in Oregon. Over the years, Oregonians have brought the same innovative approach to health reform as we’ve applied to protecting public beaches and voting by mail.
In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman declined to find the state in contempt of a longstanding federal court order that dictates admissions for people with mental illnesses at the Oregon State Hospital.
The Oregon Health Authority released a proposal Friday for how it will deal with the backlog of jail inmates trying to get mental health treatment at the Oregon State Hospital.
April 5, 2012 -- The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today that Director Patrick Allen has appointed Jean Straight as deputy director of the agency.
Straight has served in state government for 15 years, most recently at the Oregon Youth Authority, where she has been the assistant director in charge of business services since 2008. She also worked for the Secretary of State’s office as deputy and in a number of management roles.