The most important item for HCAO-Action to discuss with legislators is probably the plan to close the funding shortfall in healthcare that we know will be coming in the next few biennia. Measure 101 was a stop gap measure that covers the shortfall only through June 2019. We know that federal matching funds for the Medicaid expansion will decrease in the next biennium. The federal government may also change other policies to endanger health care funding.
Ask your legislators what they think should be done before the 2019 session to plan for the revenue increases that we know will be needed to protect the healthcare of Oregonians.