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Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target

Overview

The Oregon Legislature through Senate Bill 889 (2019 Laws) has established the Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Program within the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

The idea for a health care cost growth target in Oregon came from Senate Bill 419 (2017) Task Force recommendations. Three other states - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Delaware - have implemented or are developing a similar program.

The cost of health care in Oregon has grown and is projected to grow faster than both the state economy and Oregonians’ wages. The health care cost growth target is a target for the annual per capita rate of growth of total health care spending in the state. Cost increases of health insurance companies and health care provider organizations will be compared to the growth target each year. The program will also evaluate and annually report on cost increases and drivers of health care costs.

Contact Us

Questions?

Please email: HealthCare.CostTarget@dhsoha.state.or.us

Media Inquiries:

Philip Schmidt, Communications
503-383-6079 

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Apply for the Cost Growth Target Advisory Committee

The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health Policy Board are seeking members for the Cost Growth Target Advisory Committee, the new governance committee for the Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Program beginning in 2022. More information about the Advisory Committee is available in the draft charter.

To apply, please complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the application and email to HealthCare.CostTarget@dhsoha.state.or.us by October 15, 2021.
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