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Oregon Legislators pass health care reform bill

The Oregon House passed House Bill 3650, which aims to transform health care in the state.

The Oregon House passed House Bill 3650, which aims to transform health care in the state.

The bill now heads to the Senate.

The bill changes the public debate in health care reform from "how do you pay for health care to how can you change the way health care is organized and delivered," Kitzhaber said. "That to me is where the cost is."
The bill would apply first to Medicaid members on the Oregon Health Plan. Under the measure, the state would offer lump-sum contracts to teams that would be called coordinated care organizations with freedom in how they spend the money. 
The teams would focus on people on the Oregon Health Plan with chronic health problems such as congestive heart failure, asthma, diabetes and substance abuse with the aim of giving them regular care so they don't end up in the hospital.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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Last modified onMonday, 19 October 2015 11:39

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