House Vote Protects Health Care for More Than 350,000 Oregonians

House Vote Protects Health Care for More Than 350,000 Oregonians

Package of bills funding Medicaid passes House, heads to Senate

The Oregon House of Representatives has passed a package of bills to fund the Oregon Health Authority and to protect health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income Oregonians.

The Oregon Health Plan provides health care coverage to more than 1 million Oregonians who are at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a single household, that equals less than $16,400 a year.

That’s one million mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, and daughters who receive health care access through this critical program. Thanks to the Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, more than 370,000 Oregonians were enrolled in health care—many of them for the first time.

HB 2391 built on Oregon’s existing hospital provider tax to create the funding to continue offering coverage to those who need it without requiring cuts to schools or other critical services. The baseline Provider tax program is an established program that has garnered bipartisan, bicameral support since 2003. House Bill 5026 is the budget bill for the Oregon Health Authority.

This package of bills maximizes federal matching funds and is the result of four months of debate and discussion in a bipartisan, bicameral workgroup. This approach has the support of major health care groups, including the Oregon Medical Association, the Hospital Association, 15 CCOs, and an overwhelming majority of insurers who do business in the state.

Sign up for WVO email updates. Enter your email address:  

More News…

USDA Chief Scientist Statement on WHO Guidelines on Antibiotics

(WASHINGTON, November 7, 2017) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has released recommendations regarding the use of antibiotics in agriculture. Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, USDA Acting Chief Scientist, today issued the following statement: “The WHO guidelines are not...

Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page



About The Author


Seeking full time, Assistant Cattle Rancher to work with hands-on owner in all production aspects of real-world, progressive, purebred and commercial family cattle operation located in the scenic Wallowa Valley of NE Oregon.
For complete job description & more information CLICK HERE

The Dollar Stretcher

Feel the Thunder! Always the last week in July

Wallowa County Hay Growers

Eagle Cap Dressage Chapter