The Oregon Health Fund Board was created by Senate Bill 329. (The Healthy Oregon Act) The Board is developing a comprehensive plan to achieve the Oregon Health Fund program goals outlined in SB 329.
I'm already afraid...
TENTATIVE WORKPLAN FOR HEALTH EQUITIES COMMITTEE
Invited testimony: Karen House, DHS Children and Families regarding current federal program eligibility related to citizenship or immigration status.
This meeting already happened last month. The conclusions:
Health Equities Committee Policy Recommendations on Citizenship
As consistent with current practices in the private marketplace, no citizenship documentation requirements will be in place to participate in the Oregon Health Fund program.
That means goodies for illegals.
Individuals and families receiving subsidies through the Trust will be required to participate in an insurance product that ensures patient centered-primary care in a culturally-appropriate and linguistically-competent medical home.
That means the service provider will have brown skin and speak Spanish. Dead serious.
So these boards/committees have already decided that illegal aliens should be at the trough, what's in store for future meetings?
Training a culturally-competent provider workforce
Brainstorming on funding mechanisms
Background and Invited testimony on strategies to empower and incentivize individuals to make health lifestyle choices through program policy.
You know what culturally competent means, "funding mechanism" is always another tax, fee, excise, surcharge, etc but it all comes from you and "empower [us] to make health[y] lifestyle choices" means that Wendy's will have to take the "Baconator" off their menu.