Image OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY Shifting Health Care Landscape Prompts Bold Plan, But Also Concerns Lawmakers, advocates eye post-pandemic reset for Oregon Health Plan as an opportunity to expand coverage for the working poor. Feb 24, 2022 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Other States Keep Watchful Eye On Snags In Washington’s Pioneering Public-Option Plan Feb 24, 2022 Image PIXABAY Lawmakers Seek Coverage For People Kicked Off Oregon Health Plan With Medicaid redeterminations to resume this year, low-cost ‘public option’ discussions are gaining in urgency. Jan 18, 2022 Premium Image PATRICK ALLEN, DIRECTOR OF THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY, GIVES LAWMAKERS AN UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS. Legislature Approves Spate Of Other Health Care Bills The measures passed include creating a new dental profession and giving coordinated care organizations more flexibility. Jun 29, 2021 Premium Image OREGON CAPITOL/BRYAN BRENNEMAN/CC BY 2.0 Lawmakers Explore 'Public Option' To Fill Gaps In Oregonians’ Health Insurance The sponsor of a bill that proposes a public option for people who lack insurance wants it delayed so the state can complete another study. Apr 1, 2021 Premium Image A statue outside the Oregon Capitol. | ALEX VISSER/THE LUND REPORT COVID-19, Health Care Funding In Full Legislative Agenda Issues related to the pandemic are certain to dominate the session but there are plenty of other proposals in the works, including legislation on a public option. Jan 19, 2021 Premium Image The Oregon Legislature. | BEN BOTKIN/THE LUND REPORT Lawmakers Will Consider Adding A Public Option To Expand Health Insurance Coverage State lawmakers face unprecedented times that will force them to take a look at how the health care system works and how to bridge gaps in service. Oct 23, 2020 Premium Oregon Insurance Execs Dismiss Public Option October 27, 2009 -- The public option debated in Congress won’t gain any traction with Oregon’s insurance executives who keep comparing the proposal to traditional Medicare, claiming it’s a broken system in need of serious repair. Oct 27, 2009 Subscribe to public option Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.