The new program would provide more poor adult Oregonians with stable, publicly funded healthcare, but it comes at the cost of some middle-class families paying more for private health insurance each month.
Oregon has until June 2024 to process eligibility redeterminations for all 1.5 million Oregon Health Plan and Children’s Health Insurance members. It’s the largest benefits renewal process the state has ever attempted. And it’s fraught with challenges.
In a new federal waiver request, Oregon joins a handful of states asking to spend Medicaid dollars on some people in jail and prison, in spite of a longstanding ban. And in a national first, Oregon has proposed keeping kids continuously enrolled through their sixth birthday.
Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.