Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
A new law that will expand the state home care Medicaid registry onto the open market has some private agencies who offer this kind of care worried that the state is butting in on their business.
Other observers maintain that the public option will have little or no effect on their ability to provide quality care to seniors.
The Senate voted Tuesday to make it easier for small businesses to provide self-insured health coverage for their employees, eliminating a barrier that kept those employers from buying stop-loss coverage.
A divided Senate Thursday found an election-year issue it can get behind -- free colonoscopies, even if a physician has to remove polyps during the screening.
The House Health Committee passed a bill Wednesday that will help consumers with multiple medications cut down on their trips to the drug store and allow them to get all of their long-term medications filled at the same
“Health is more than health care.”
Update: This article was updated on Feb. 12 to reflect the legislative developments in SB 1560.
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Portland, released a bill Tuesday that could allow parents who qualify for Cover Oregon subsidies to take their kids out of the Oregon Health Plan and instead buy subsidized insurance on the exchange for them.
The Legislature’s only dentist and the director of the Board of Dentistry traded barbs in a hearing of the Senate Health Committee, with Sen.
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) and Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend) squared off on Oregon's series of ongoing reforms last week at CCO Oregon's annual conference – but differed only subtly in their sentiments.