Health care

Disability Rights Oregon works to advocate for necessary health care services, such as assistive technology and policy changes, including changes to the prioritized list of treatment conditions in the Oregon Health Plan.  We are also monitoring how the new community care organizations (CCOs) are working and providing services, including legally required notices.

 

Our latest stories about health care:

 

Bob Joondeph’s statement on withdrawal of ACA repeal bill

Today, leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), legislation designed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), shortly before a vote on the bill was scheduled. In response, Disability Rights Oregon issued this statement. Statement from Bob Joondeph, Executive Director, Disability Rights Oregon: “The House narrowly avoided committing… Continue Reading Bob Joondeph’s statement on withdrawal of ACA repeal bill

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Q&A: Amanda’s story

Cora Uhrig’s family has been helped by Medicaid. Their daughter Amanda’s medication and health coverage is possible because of this program.  Where do you live? We live in Aloha. Can you tell us a little about Amanda? Amanda is well known in our little town of Aloha. If I go to the store, post office,… Continue Reading Q&A: Amanda’s story

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Q&A: Brooke’s story

Portland resident Kerstin Maroney joins with other families from across the state in asking Congress not to cut Medicaid. She shares her family’s story here.  Where do you live? We live in Multnomah Village. Our daughter Brooke lives in a basement apartment attached to our family’s home. She requires assistance with all of her daily… Continue Reading Q&A: Brooke’s story

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Q&A: Mia’s story

Lisa Heydemann of Wilsonville is the primary caregiver to her 21-year-old daughter Mia. Their family relies on community-based services like respite care. Proposed cuts to Medicaid in the AHCA bill before Congress threaten to cut off their access to those services. Can you tell us about Mia? Mia is developmentally delayed, deaf, has Feingold’s Syndrome,… Continue Reading Q&A: Mia’s story