Kate Brown on Health Care
Ensure health care for all: expand Oregon Health Plan
Because of the work we've done to expand the Oregon Health Plan, today 94 percent of adults have access. And because of the work we did to pass Cover All Kids, every single one of our children has access. Let's work together to make sure every
Oregonian has the health care they need. Families across Oregon need to know that they'll be able to see a doctor when they're sick. And that means giving them certainty as soon as we can this session.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Oregon legislature
, Jan 14, 2019
Access to healthcare improving, but there is more we must do
Q: What would you do to improve access to respite care so that more family caregivers can take a break from their caregiving duties and continue their caregiving responsibilities?
Kate Brown: Access, affordability, and quality of healthcare are
improving in Oregon, but there is clearly more we must do. One of my priorities as governor is to continue expanding healthcare access so every Oregonian has options no matter their age, gender, economic status or where they are from.
It is clear we need to protect funding for Oregon's health plan so the thousands of people who rely on it can continue receiving benefits. Furthermore, I support policies that encourage the recruitment of more qualified workers and ongoing training
so patients and family caregivers can feel assured they're receiving the best care.
William (Bud) Pierce: We should encourage the development of private, lightly regulated (to lower the cost), but good quality respite centers.
Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2016 Oregon Gubernatorial race
, Oct 31, 2016
Fund care for infants; disabled; seniors; & Oregon citizens
Brown indicates support of the following principles concerning Oregon's health care system.
Source: Oregon Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test
, Nov 1, 1996
- Expand state funding for pre-natal and infant care programs available in the state, including immunizations.
Provide tax incentives to assist small businesses in providing health care to their employees.
- Ensure that Oregon citizens have access to basic health care, through managed care, insurance reforms, or state-funded care where necessary.
Provide state assistance to seniors and the disabled in having access to home and community-based health care.
- Continue the Oregon Health Plan which ensures state-funded basic health care to Oregon citizens.
Support legislation requiring health insurance providers to cover alternative medical care (e.g. chiropractors, herbalists).
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