Posts Tagged ‘Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson’
HB 3650 will transform Oregon’s Health Care system
SALEM – The Oregon Senate approved landmark legislation this evening that creates a new approach to health care, improving the way Oregon serves the state’s 600,000 Medicaid beneficiaries while also cutting costs. HB 3650, often called the Health Care Transformation bill, is the product of many health care experts, the public, and a bipartisan group of legislators who met weekly throughout session with the goal of achieving better health outcomes by integrating and coordinating health care and using a global budget to control costs.
HB 3471 will help young adults who face greatest challenges
SALEM – A bill that will grant college tuition waivers to current or former children in the Oregon foster care system was approved by the Senate this afternoon. House Bill 3471 will require Oregon’s seven public universities, 17 community colleges, and the Oregon Health Sciences University to waive tuition and fees to young adults under 25 who have been a part of the foster care system.
HB 2020 asks agencies to take closer look at management-to-staff ratios; HB 3247 helps small businesses register with the Secretary of State
SALEM –Two pieces of legislation that improve government efficiency in the delivery of services to Oregonians received broad support in the Senate this afternoon.
SB 738 will use pilot projects to treat more low-income, rural Oregonians
SALEM – The Oregon Senate approved legislation this morning that will expand access to dental services for under-served populations, such as low-income and rural Oregonians. SB 738 allows qualified dental hygienists to provide essential dental hygiene services and creates a process for setting up pilot projects that will help expand access to dental care across the state.
SB 480 provides start-up funds for after school programs to offer meals
SALEM – Legislation that will allow more Oregon after school programs to provide healthy meals passed in the Oregon Senate this morning. Senate Bill 480 will allocate funds to the Oregon Department of Education, allowing the Department to administer grants to schools districts, government agencies, and community groups that are eligible to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Afterschool Meal and Snack Program.