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CCO Data Debunks Myth of Immigrant Burden to Medicaid

The Oregon Health Authority released baseline demographic health data for the Oregon Health population that will help the state provide more equitable care in CCOs. Deep inequities are revealed among blacks and American Indians, while low immunization rates are most pronounced among white kids.
New data released this month shows that Latinos on the Oregon Health Plan are much less likely to use the emergency room or outpatient health services than other residents, disproving a myth that a recent wave of immigration from Latin America has burdened the state’s Medicaid program.
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