Series: Oregon’s Medicaid Bonanza
A periodic series that delves into CCO finances.
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Contractors using state and federal funds to provide health care to 1.5 million low-income Oregonians amassed large sums while spending less on care
The governor urged the publicly funded coordinated care organizations to pony up additional funds for behavioral health, housing
Challenge from Gov. Tina Kotek results in behavioral health spending, but insurers want a more public process
Legislative response to series
Citing reporting by The Lund Report, lawmakers highlighted more than $400 million in profits, which insurers defended as needed reserves and money for future community investments