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Cost Growth Target Public Hearings


The Cost Growth Target program holds annual public hearings to discuss cost growth trends and cost growth drivers, health care affordability challenges, and strategies to slow the rate of health care cost growth.

The 2024 Public Hearing is being hosted by the Oregon Health Policy Board during their June 4th meeting. The 2024 Public Hearing will focus on cost growth in the commercial market and strategies payers and provider organizations are taking to meet the cost growth target.

Do you have a story about the high cost of health care?
Please share your experience with us. You can email your story to or sign up to provide spoken comment at the June 4th Public Hearing (or both).
Infographic showing people in Oregon health care costs are high, inviting you to share your story at the June 4 public hearing

Public Hearings

Upcoming Meeting

Past Meetings

The initial cost growth target public hearing was held on April 8, 2022 and focused on the impact of high and rising health care costs to people in Oregon. The May 17, 2023 cost growth target public hearing focused on cost growth in Oregon between 2020-2021. This was the first time that cost growth was publicly reported for health plans and provider organizations. The September 14, 2023 public hearing provided an opportunity to hear perspectives from health plans and provider organizations about their cost growth in 2020-2021 and what actions they are taking or plan to take to address health care cost growth.

Contact Us


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Media Inquiries:

Media inquiries:
Amy Bacher, Communications
(503) 405-5403

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