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Bill Title: Relating to statewide health care coverage; declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Establishes Universal Health Care Commission charged with recommending to Legislative Assembly design of Health Care for All Oregon Plan, administered by Health Care for All Oregon Board to provide publicly funded, equitable, affordable, comprehensive and high quality health care to all Oregon residents.
Establishes Health Care for All Oregon Board to be responsible for planning and oversight of Health Care for All Oregon Plan to be administered by Oregon Health Authority. Provides comprehensive health care coverage to all individuals residing or working in Oregon. Repeals health insurance exchange upon implementation of Health Care for All Oregon Plan.] Supplants coverage by private insurers for health services covered by plan. Authorizes Public Employees' Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board to offer supplemental health benefit plans to employees. Requires public employees to be covered by Health Care for All Oregon Plan.] Establishes Health Care for All Oregon Fund. Continuously appropriates moneys in fund to Health Care for All Oregon Board.] Establishes office of Health Care for All Oregon Ombudsman in office of Governor.] Requires Health Care for All Oregon Board to establish Regional Planning Boards to oversee allocation of health resources in geographic regions prescribed by Health Care for All Oregon Board. Requires submission to Regional Planning Board of plans for addition, alteration or construction of health care facility except long term care facility. Authorizes Health Care for All Oregon Board to provide public funding upon request if addition, alteration or construction approved. Transfers to Department of Human Services authority to approve certificate of need for long term care facility.] Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Health Care for All Oregon Board for purposes of Health Care for All Oregon Plan.] Specifies membership and duties of commission. Requires recommendations to be guided by specified values and principles. Prescribes requirements for plan design and items that commission must consider. Requires commission to first meet by November 1, 2019, and provide first report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to health by March 15, 2020. Requires commission to submit to Legislative Assembly final recommendations by February 1, 2021, or report on work that remains to be completed. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
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Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means
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