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Oregon Lawmakers Take Up Health Authority Debacle Next Week

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a three-day flurry of meetings. It’s the first round of Legislative Days since the 2017 session adjourned July 7.

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After Director's Resignation, More Leadership Changes At OHA

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 1:57 p.m. | Portland

More leadership changes are coming for the Oregon Health Authority after newspaper reports uncovered a communications plan to discredit a Portland healthcare provider.

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OHA Staffers Who Crafted Controversial PR Plan Escape Consequences

The Register-Guard | Aug. 15, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown asked Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton to resign last week, after the draft of an aggressive OHA PR plan to vilify a Portland-area health care provider became public.

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OHA Director Resigns After Plan To Plant Negative Stories Uncovered

Portland Tribune | Aug. 8, 2017 5:52 p.m.

OHA Director Lynne Saxton has resigned in the wake of news her involvement in a plan to plant negative and misleading news about a local nonprofit health provider to influence lawmakers.

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Oregon Sought To Plant Negative Stories About Health Nonprofit

Portland Tribune | Aug. 4, 2017 12:22 p.m.

The government-funded public relations plan to demean a Portland-area healthcare nonprofit sounds like a mish mash of the TV series "House of Cards" and "Mad Men," but with an Oregon twist.

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Oregon Health Authority Says Medicaid Recipients May Still Be Eligible

OPB | May 18, 2017 2:14 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority is fighting assertions from the Secretary of State that it’s spending millions on health benefits for ineligible people.