Supreme Court’s Impact For Oregon Health Plan

By Steven Sandberg

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act could mean a boom for Oregon.

Health officials estimate thousands of people will now become eligible for Medicaid under the Oregon Health Plan. This comes, as Oregon is beginning to certify eight new coordinated care organizations.

They are designed to help coordinate medical, dental, and mental health care for people enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan. Organizers say it was an attempt to provide on a state level what the affordable care act would nationwide.

Each of the eight CCO’s will begin operations on August 1st.