Measure 111 makes Oregon the first state in the nation with a constitutional obligation to provide access to affordable health care to all its residents, similar to the constitutional guarantee of a public K-12 education.
Oregon will roll out a number of first in the nation changes to its Medicaid program over the next five years. Top among them: continuous coverage for kids through their 6th birthday and spending on food and housing for certain in-transition populations.
St. Charles Health System leaders adopted “crisis standards of care” to avoid having to comply with rules that govern nurse staffing levels. They rescinded the move after OHA said it would violate state law.