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Priority: Health Care

Oregon is creating a new model of health care. We're working with local communities, health care providers,
legislators, and federal partners to deliver better care and improved health at lower costs.

Expand access to health care coverage

Oregon is changing the Oregon Health Plan. Across the state, 15 coordinated care orgranizations (CCOs) have been formed, covering about 90 percent of OHP's 650,000 patients. These CCOs operate in a new, more coordinated way, combining physical health care with mental health and other services, and taking a collaborative approach to treating patients. 

We're also creating a new Health Insurance Exchange so consumers and small businesses can do apples-to-apples comparisons of health insurance options. By 2016, 95 percent of Oregonians will have access to health insurance. 


Improve health by shifting focus to prevention
and wellness 

Oregon's coordinated health care model emphasizes prevention, wellness, and local flexibility in delivering care. CCOs are developing new ways to improve care and prevent chronic conditions from becoming emergencies. 

 
Create a more accountable system that saves our
state money


Oregon's reforms are projected to save hundreds of millions of dollars, ending years of spiraling costs and ensuring a stable and sustainable future. The federal government has invested $1.9 billion in our health care system, and in return we are reducing our rate of inflation while delivering measurably better health outcomes. Over time, we will be held accountable for improving health measurements like reducing hospital readmissions for chronic conditions and covering more people.


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Cover OregonOregon's ambitious health insurance marketplace races to meet federal reform deadlines.

Cover Oregon is a central marketplace where consumers and small employers can shop for health insurance plans and get help paying for coverage. It will launch in October 2013 and is a key component to ensuring that by 2016, 95 percent of Oregonians will have access to insurance coverage, and no one in Oregon will be denied coverage for pre-existing medical conditions.

Coordinated Care Organizations

Fifteen organizations have been formed across the state. Learn more about
your local CCO.

 Oregon Health Policy Board

The nine-member citizen Board serves as the policymaking and oversight body for the Oregon Health Authority. It is responsible for improving access, cost and
quality of the health care delivery system, and the health of all Oregonians.

 

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