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2019 Legislative Summary

Oregonians will experience improved health because of policies supported by the 2019 Oregon Legislature.

OHA entered this legislative session with five major goals:

  • sustainably fund Medicaid long-term
  • support CCO 2.0
  • expand behavioral health access
  • help newborns and families with a healthier start
  • and improve protections against disease outbreaks and environmental threats.

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2019 Oregon Health Authority Bills


Monthly Stakeholder Meetings

Meeting Materials
Sept. 17, 2019 Presentation
May 8, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording
April 10, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording
March 13, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording
February 13, 2019 Presentation
Meeting Recording

Government Relations Staff

Holly HeibergHolly Heiberg, Director. Holly has twenty years of experience crafting strategies to support policy, systems and environmental change. Holly began working for the Oregon Health Authority in 2013, becoming Government Relations director in 2018. Prior to the Oregon Health Authority, Holly worked for the U.S. Congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University and a master's in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Angie AllbeeAngie Allbee joined the OHA Government Relations team in September 2018 after working for four legislative sessions as legislative liaison for the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). Prior to DHS, Angie worked for the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, served as policy analyst for the House Majority Office, and worked as chief of staff for a state representative in the Oregon Legislature. Prior to her policy work in Oregon, Angie spent over a decade in the non-profit sector engaging with a diverse range of clients including older adults, individuals experiencing disabilities, refugees, asylees, veterans, and vulnerable women. In Oregon, Angie served on the Coos County Sexual Assault Response Team and also worked closely with community partners on understanding the impacts of domestic violence and sexual assault on the overall health of vulnerable individuals. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Gerontological Association, the Board of Advisors for the Voxapod Menstrual Equity Project, the Board of Advisors for the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation, and has recently headed up the Access to Clean Water for Rural St. Thomas, Jamaica project. Angie received her Executive Master of Public Administration graduate degree from Portland State University’s Mark O. Hatfield School of Government within the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Annaliese DolphAnnaliese Dolph is an attorney who has more than a decade of experience in health policy. She has worked for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and for various nonprofit organizations in North Carolina, with an emphasis on behavioral health. Annaliese has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Matthew-Green.jpgMatthew Green Matthew Green joined Government Relations as a senior policy advisor in January 2019. His assignments include providing content for the team's projects including OHA's presentations to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means as well as the monthly Oregon Health Update newsletter for our external stakeholders and partners, and the weekly internal 5-minute Update. Matthew came to OHA from the Washington State Department of Health, where he worked as a senior policy analyst and an environmental planner. He brings years of experience in public health, media relations and government affairs. A former newspaper journalist, legislative aide and political campaign manager for several elected officials, he has also served as an elected City of Olympia council member.

Jeanette taylorJeannette Taylor As the Senior Policy Advisor for health care transformation and Medicaid, Jeannette brings strong policy experience and a comprehensive understanding of health care financing, insurance, delivery and payment mechanisms. Prior to working as part of the OHA government relations team, she served as the senior health operations and policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services and as the lead staff for OHA for the Medicaid Advisory Committee. Jeannette received a BA in biology from the University of Redlands, and a Master of Public Health, Health Care Management and Policy from Portland State University.

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