Kitzhaber wants to expand CCOs

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Governor Kitzhaber wants to expand coordinated care organizations to be available for people on Medicare, public employees and the private business sector.

"The biggest challenge with Medicare is that it’s not a sustainable model,” the governor told Beaverton residents last week at a town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton). Why not allow people on Medicare to participate in a CCO on an “experimental basis,” he suggested.

Kitzhaber adamantly believes such an approach can save billions of dollars and become a model for other states struggling with limited resources.

Read more at The Lund Report.

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